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SC asks Imran Khan to explain ‘gift’ from ex-wife Jemima

Published : Sep 29, 2017, 3:50 am IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2017, 3:51 am IST

The CJP was hearing the disqualification case against Imran Khan.

Imran Khan (Photo: AP)
 Imran Khan (Photo: AP)

Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday said there was no record provided regarding remittances worth $100, 000 by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.

The CJP was hearing the disqualification case against Imran Khan. During the hearing, the CJP said Mr Khan’s Bani Gala land was not illegal. However, he said there was contradiction in written replies submitted by PTI chief. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Haneef Abbasi’s lawyer Akram Sheikh will present his arguments on Oct. 3.

Earlier, Imran Khan submitted original documents of money trail regarding London flat’s sale and purchase of Bani Gala land in Supreme Court.

In the trail, Mr Khan said that two installments of Bani Gala land were paid through personal sources. Rs 6.5 million was shown as a gift from his ex-wife Jemima in tax statements while it was also mentioned that she paid all the installments except the first and last one. “There is no need to show any authority over money payments between husband and wife,” he added.

The PTI chief continued that Bani Gala land was under Jemima Khan’s name from the start as she gave money for it. He said that London flat was sold at 117500 pounds which was purchased by foreign income.

He assured all relevant original documents had been provided and requested to make them part of the record.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Imran Khan said it was now evident that Dawn leaks was a deliberate attempt by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) to target Pakistan army at a time when it was fighting the enemies on multiple fronts.

The PTI chief expressed his views on Twitter and said Sharifs and their cronies were desperate to appease Indo-US lobby and interests as their properties are all stashed away in the West.

Imran Khan said their continuous targeting of “our armed forces continues today as part of this Indo-US appeasement. No concern for Pak lives sacrificed.”

Mr Khan said Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif’s comments of ownership of militant groups was against the national interest. “With such a FM, who needs enemies,” he added.

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