PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, in a petition submitted on Thursday, requested the Supreme Court (SC) to set aside the documents recently submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to support his stance in an ongoing disqualification case.
The documents — detailing bank transactions in connection with Khan's assets and accounts of his offshore company, Niazi Services Ltd — are not verified and have been submitted very late in the case, Abbasi argued in his petition, submitted separately with his reply in the case.
Submitting new documents so often would unnecessarily prolong the case, the petition argued.
The documents submitted by Imran last week contain a receipt of 562,000 pounds paid out of the bank account of Imran's offshore company, Niazi Services Ltd, to his ex-wife, Jemima.
In a written response that accompanied the documents, Imran said that he had mentioned the transfer of the money from his account to Jemima's in financial documents submitted before the Election Commission of Pakistan in 2003.
The case had been launched on a petition filed by Abbasi seeking the disqualification of Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen over the non-disclosure of assets, existence of offshore companies, as well as PTI being a foreign-aided party.