SC to determine whether Imran Khan lied as parliamentarian or not, remarks CJP in disqualification case

  • Documents submitted by the PTI chairman were ‘insulting’: Haneef Abbasi

ISLAMABAD – The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar remarked on Monday that the three-member bench currently hearing the disqualification case regarding Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was to determine whether the respondent lied as a member of parliament or not.

Resuming the hearing of landmark case filed by Pakistan Muslim league nawaz leader Haneef Abbasi, the Chief Justice observed that the apex court wanted the parties to get a proper chance in the case to present arguments and seek to uncover the truth of the case.

The CJP revealed that the petitioner Haneef Abbasi had objected to Imran Khan changing his stance.

The Chief Justice conveyed to  Imran Khan’s counsel Naeem Bukhari that he presented his arguments in haste adding that the bench needed some time to process the information.

Abbasi’s counsel Akram Sheikh said that Imran Khan changed his stance seven times during the case proceedings adding that the new documents submitted by the PTI chairman were ‘insulting’.

The Chief Justice remarked that when a case goes towards its final decision, new things emerge, adding that the apex court was not holding a trial.

The Chief Justice observed that they want to examine the documents themselves.

“We are saving investigation commission’s time this way,” he observed further.

The case has been adjourned until tomorrow when the counsel of Tareen will resume his arguments.