ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday resumed the hearing petition filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking the disqualification of Tareen and PTI Chairman Imran Khan for non-disclosure of his assets and ownership of offshore companies.
The apex court was informed on that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen has been an agriculturist since 1978.
As the hearing began, Tareen's counsel, Sikandar Bashir Mohmand, informed the court he could not submit the lease record due to a shortage of time.
The chief justice remarked that the lease agreements are not registered and not mention where and how much the land in question is.
"You need to satisfy us that the person from whom land was taken on lease was the owner of the land. We want to see the record of the revenue department first, as only that will tell the situation on the ground," the chief justice observed. Later the hearing of the case adjourned till today Wednesday.
Later talking to media persons out-side SC Privatization Minister Daniyal Aziz said that Jahangir Tareen has admitted his wrongdoings in front of the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.
Meanwhile, State Interior Minister Tallal Chaudhry said Tareen and Imran Khan are already disqualified MNAs, what's left is just a court stamp on their disqualification. Addressing the media afterwards, PTI Spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said the cases against Tareen will go into the trash bin.