Imran’s counsel admits incomplete money trail before SC in disqualification case

  • The record of $126,000 is still not present: CJ Mian Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD – The counsel for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan admitted before the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a part of money trail regarding funds transfer from London to Pakistan was missing.

Naeem Bukhari while starting his arguments in the disqualification case of the PTI supremo, informed the apex court that they have presented all the relevant records before the bench.

The Chief Justice observed that the record of $126,000 is still not present, to which Bukhari responded that the record of these transactions is unavailable.

Bukhari argued that the former wife of Imran, Jemima Khan became the landowner of the Bani Gala property from the amount sent from London after the cricketer sold off his flat.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that the loan taken by Imran Khan from his wife was in his possession and so the respondent needed to substantiate the transactions through verified documents.

‘The 6.5 million rupees were sent to Imran Khan by Jemima as a gift, not as a loan’ contended Naeem.

He argued that the Chief Justice had remarked about unverified documents submitted by the respondent to which the CJ negated him and said the objection was raised by plaintiff’s counsel Akram Sheikh.

He declared that the plaintiff Haneef Abbasi submitted only two documents whereas Imran Khan had submitted verified nomination papers of 2002 and 2013 general elections.

Justice Bandial observed that according to the 2003 record of the bank, the account of Niazi Services Limited is not available.