ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan denied on Tuesday allegations of money laundering and tax evasion, levelled against him in a petition seeking to disqualify the party chief and General Secretary Jahangir Khan Tareen.
The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi, who lost NA-56 Rawalpindi seat to Imran, had filed a constitutional petition, seeking to disqualify the PTI chief for concealing his sources of income. The petition was filed on his behalf by Akram Sheikh.
Submitting a 21-page reply to the Supreme Court, Imran claimed that the petition had been filed to counter-blast to his plea against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his family and others, to settle a personal grudge.
The PTI chief said that he paid all applicable taxes on his income by playing cricket and through other sources of income. He further added that he paid for his flat in London from money earned abroad.
Earlier this month, the top court issued notices to Imran and Tareen over a petition seeking their disqualification as National Assembly members on the basis of concealment of sources of income tax returns.
A two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, rejected Abbasi’s plea to club it with the main case of the Panama leaks. However, the court issued notices to the respondents.