Jahangir Tareen files review petition in SC against disqualification

Former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) secretary general Jahangir Tareen on Friday filed a review petition in Supreme Court (SC) against his disqualification verdict.
Tareen also submitted his statement in the court saying that he did not tried to conceal assets in nomination papers purposely.
He maintained that the reason behind establishing the trust was to provide a house to his children in UK whereas making himself and his wife as beneficiary was a precautionary step.
The statement further said that the trust was formed through the transfer of payments from the banking channels of Pakistan.
“I have four children and all are married and independent,” it said. Tareen has requested the court to review the decision given against him.
Last year on December 15, the apex court while announcing the verdict on PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s petitions, disqualified Jahangir Tareen for life, stating that the reply submitted by Tareen was a confession in itself, thus, he stands disqualified under Article 62 (1) (F) of the Constitution of Pakistan.
The court however; dismissed plea to disqualify Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said Imran Khan was not liable to declare Niazi Services Ltd in his 2013 nomination papers as he was not a shareholder.