Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and MNA Faryal Talpur’s lawyer objected to the submission of a Joint Investigation Team’s findings on fake bank accounts in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday.
A division bench headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar was hearing a petition seeking disqualification of the PPP leader for allegedly concealing her UAE based Iqama in her assets declaration before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The petitioner’s counsel contended before the bench that it had been proven in the JIT report that Ms Talpur siphoned off billions of rupees abroad using the names of her front men.
“Faryal Talpur sent money abroad through illegal transactions,” he alleged.
He alleged that the PPP MNA didn’t disclose her UAE work permit which is counted as an asset.
“JIT report shouldn’t be brought into discussion here,” Farooq H Naek said while objecting to the counsel’s arguments.
“The document which has been clipped with the petition should be discussed only.”
At this, Justice Mazhar questioned as to why the JIT report couldn’t be discussed here? “We will decide the case as per laws,” he asserted.
The hearing was adjourned till Feb 1 when the petitioner’s lawyer will pick up the arguments where he left off today.
During the previous hearing, the PPP leader’s counsel had informed the judges that she didn’t conceal any facts about Iqama before the ECP at the time of filing of her nominations papers for the July 25 general elections.