Islamabad (Staff Report): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday dismissed references against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and General Secretary Jahangir Tareen.
The reference against Khan was filed by PML-N MNAs’ and was forwarded by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq. The spear sought disqualification of PTI leader under Article 63 of the Constitution for making “misstatements” about his Bani Gala property.
According to the reference, Khan had declared that he had received the property as a gift, whereas he had actually purchased it from his ex-wife, Jemima Goldsmith.
The reference against Tareen was filed to the Speaker by PML-N’s Daniyal Aziz, Talal Chaudhry and Maiza Hameed, stating that during Pervez Musharaf’s regime, being a federal minister Tareen had received Rs 101 million as loan from Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) in the name of Tandlianwala Sugar Mills, which was latter written off in 2005.
“Jahangir Tareen concealed facts while submitting his nomination papers for general elections in 2013 and by-elections in 2015,” the reference stated.