Bookies bet millions ahead of Imran’s disqualification verdict
LAHORE: People have bet millions of rupees ahead of the pronouncement of the much-awaited verdict that will decide the political fate of PTI chief Imran Khan and secretary general Jehangir Tareen.
With barely one hour away from the announcement of the verdict by the Supreme Court, most of the people have bet on the PTI chief, believing that he would not be disqualified by the court.
Headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar a three-judge bench of the apex court is going to announce the verdict at 2:00 pm today on the petitions filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen for not disclosing their assets and ownership of the offshore companies.
The opposition PTI and the ruling PML-N have been keenly waiting for the judgment for weeks because it has attained immense significance in the backdrop of the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case.