SC fixes hearing of appeal against PM Khan’s acquittal for Oct 10

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday said it will hear a review petition on October 10 against the acquittal of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the disqualification case.

According to the notification, a three-member special bench of the SC led by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the case.

Notices have been issued to the parties concerned.

Last year in December, the top court had rendered the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen disqualified for being “dishonest” but rejected the petition seeking Khan’s disqualification, and exonerated then lawmaker from all corruption charges.

The court had ruled that Khan was not liable to declare offshore company Niazi Services Ltd in his 2013 nomination papers as he was neither shareholder nor director of the company.

Furthermore, the court’s detailed judgement had noted that the money trail provided by Khan sufficiently covered the Bani Gala property’s purchase price, the funds provided by his ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith and the proceeds from the sale of his apartment in London.

The apex court had previously turned down Tareen’s review petition against his lifetime disqualification last week, and is now set to address Abbasi’s appeal for a review of Khan’s acquittal.