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ECP rejects references filed against Khan and Tareen

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday has rejected disqualification references filed against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and and PTI leader Jehangir Tareen.

Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan gave verdict on references filled against Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareeen by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PMLN’s) MNAs, which were forwarded by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq.

Reference against PTI chief mentions, Khan had declared that he received property as a gift, whereas he purchased it from his ex-wife, Jemima Goldsmith.

Refrence filed by PMLN MNAs against Tareen alleged that during Musharaf’s regime, Jehangir Tareen received Rs.101 million as loan from Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) in the name of Tandlianwala Sugar Mills, which was later written off in 2005.

The reference further reads that Tareen hid facts while submitting nomination papers for general elections in 2013 and by-elections in 2015. It also said that the PTI leader also hid his assets.

ECP has dismissed both the references.