Advocate Faisal Hussain Chaudhry instructed that as per the nomination papers and newest assertion on his property and liabilities, Capt Safdar had not talked about the possession of overseas properties of his partner, Maryam Safdar, as revealed by the Panama Papers leaks.
Mr Chaudhry, who’s submitting the petition on behalf of PTI’s Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed, mentioned Ms Maryam had been proved the proprietor of an offshore firm and properties in London.
In an earlier petition with the ECP, Mr Saeed had sought the attested copies of the nomination papers and annual returns submitted by Mr Safdar to the ECP.
“In line with Part 12(2)(f) of the Illustration of the Individuals’s Act 1976, a candidate should make an announcement of his property and liabilities and people of his partner and dependents on the prescribed kind, which Mr Safdar hasn’t as per his nomination papers,” the lawyer mentioned.
Quoting a current case within the Supreme Court docket by which PML-N MNA retired Justice Iftikhar Cheema was unseated for not declaring a checking account that he shared together with his spouse, the lawyer mentioned: “To me it’s a quite simple case of concealment of property.”
Substantiating his argument, Mr Chaudhry mentioned in addition to the Panama Papers leaks, on multiple event Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif and Hussain Nawaz Sharif, the mom and brother of Ms Maryam, had on file talked about property owned by her. He mentioned there was a settled precept of regulation that non-denial amounted to admission which might be the bottom of the petition.
Mr Saeed misplaced the 2013 election from NA-21 (Mansehra) to Mr Safdar with the latter securing 90,408 votes adopted by Laiq Mohammad Khan of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) with 42,980 votes. Mr Saeed bagged 25,491 votes.
Underneath the regulation, all legislators are required to submit an annual assertion of property and liabilities of their very own and their spouses and dependents to the ECP.
In his assertion of property for the 2015 fiscal yr, Mr Safdar talked about a 4800cc BMW automobile gifted to his partner by an unidentified particular person within the United Arab Emirates. He didn’t point out another property belonging to her inside or outdoors the nation.
He confirmed overseas remittances of Rs2 million from the sale of his private automobile in Saudi Arabia, and his sole checking account apparently displays this quantity.
Mr Safdar owns 4 properties in Islamabad, Mansehra and Rajanpur. He has not talked about the market worth or price of two properties – round 100 kanals of agricultural land in Mansehra and over 215 acres of “barren” land in Rajanpur.