ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday dismissed the review petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) senior Jahangir Tareen against his lifetime disqualification.
The former Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen was disqualified for life by a three-member Bench of the Supreme Court comprising the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab under article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution on December 2015, 2018 for misdeclaration of assets in response to a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League’s (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi.
Jahangir Tureen was disqualified by SC last year for misdeclaration of assets
However, Jahangir Tareen filed a review petition on January 12 through his Counsel Sikandar Bashir Mahmond in the Supreme Court, arguing that he did not intentionally conceal assets in his nomination papers. But the Court today upheld the decision of his disqualification.
In his remarks, the Chief Justice said that how can a public representative carry out suspicious transactions.
جہانگیر ترین کیس ہارگئےلیکن انکےوکیل سکندر بشیر نےزبردست کیس لڑا…
45 منٹ کےدلائل کےبعد سکندر بشیر عدالت کو مطمئن کرنے میں کامیاب ہوگئے تھے لیکن بس پھر….آخری دس منٹ میں کیس کا رخ مڑگیا
جہانگیر ترین اپنی بے گناہی ثابت کرنے کے لیے دستاویزات لانے میں کامیاب رہےلیکن بہت دیر ہوچکی
— Siddique Jan (@SdqJaan) September 27, 2018
Separately, the Supreme Court also refused to form a full bench to hear a review petition filed by the PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi against the Apex Court’s decision to dismiss the disqualification case against Prime Minister Imran Khan.