ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday gainsaid allegations of money laundering and tax evasion during hearing of a petition filed in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking disqualification of him and Jehangir Tareen.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader from Rawalpindi, Hanif Abbasi, had filed a petition in the apex court earlier in Novemeber seeking disqualification of Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen for allegedly concealing offshore companies before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
However, Imran’s counsel submitted reply in court declaring that the accusations were false.
“All accusations are false and incorrect,” Khan said in his reply, adding that Abbasi had mala fide intentions.
The PTI supremo sought dismissal of petition and urged imposing fine on Abbasi.
In his reply, Khan claimed that he bought land in Bani Gala for in 2002 for Rs435 million.
“I made the advance payment myself, which was about Rs 6.1m. The rest was paid off by Jemima Khan,” the party chief said in his reply, adding that he has the supporting documents to prove his point.
Moreover, he claimed, his flat in London cost him about 117,000 pounds and that he had paid for it from money earned abroad.
“I sold that flat for 715,000 pounds and gave all the money after tax deduction to Jemima in 2003,” he said. The final amount that he gave Jemima was around 690,307 pounds, the statement added.
The PTI chief also inquired Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), as to why it was investigating his taxes after 13 years.
“I have been paying all my taxes for three decades now. I have never lied about the property I own,” he claimed.