Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed Naeem Bukhari, counsel for PTI chairman Imran Khan, to submit reply to the questions raised by the petitioner.
A three member headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing Hanif Abbasi’s petition seeking disqualification of Imran Khan for concealment of assets and receiving funds for the party from prohibited sources.
Wrapping up his arguments, Akram Sheikh said Imran Khan has made mis-statement during his speech in the national assembly in may last year where he claimed that he does not hold any Benami asset and bringing sale proceeds of London property to Pakistan.
Pointing out another statement of Imran Khan where he claimed to have sent the sale proceeds to Jemima Khan.
Akram Sheikh contended that Imran Khan deliberately hid the liabilities in his statement.
He further argued that Imran Khan made a gross mis-statement when he submitted a certificate as party head on the funding of PTI.
He said PTI received funds from USA, which is prohibited under the law.
The bench noted that if it is established that the party received funds from prohibited sources, it will have consequences not only for Imran Khan but the entire party.
Akram Sheikh said he does not seek action the entire party over the misdeeds of one person.
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar observed that to declare the certificate a lie, the allegation of foreign funding needs to be looked into.
Counsel for Imran Khan Anwar Mansoor will present his arguments tomorrow when the hearing resumes.
Later talking to the media, PML-N leader Danyal Aziz said all relevant documents regarding offshore companies of Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen were presented before the court.
Petitioner Hanif Abbasi said PTI is involved in politics of turmoil.