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Jahangir Tareen files appeal in Supreme Court against his disqualification

Jahangir Tareen

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) secretary general Jahangir Tareen on Friday filed a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict that disqualified him from public office for concealing the ownership of Hyde House property in the United Kingdom.

Tareen through his counsel filed the petition, requesting the top court to review the verdict it had given on a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi.

On December 15, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench disqualified the PTI leader under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for deliberately submitting a false statement in the Supreme Court to conceal his property in the United Kingdom.

Abbasi had filed the petition seeking disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen for not disclosing their assets and ownership of the offshore companies.

The chief justice had ruled,”Tareen is declared not to be an honest person in terms of the constitutional provisions and the provisions of ROPA, therefore, he ceases to be the member of the Parliament having incurred the disqualification.”

“Shiny View Limited (SVL) or Hyde House was never transferred to any trust by the respondent, thus, it is his asset which he has failed to declare in his nomination papers filed on 9.9.2015 according to the mandate of the law to contest the by-elections from NA-154 Lodhran and, therefore, he is not honest in terms of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution read with Section 99(1)(f) of ROPA,” the verdict said.

Following the judgement, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) de-notified Tareen as a member of the National Assembly from NA-154 Lodhran.

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