PML-N submits reference against Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday submitted a reference to the National Assembly against chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and party leader Jahangir Tareen.


According to details, the reference was filed seeking disqualification of the two leaders for concealing details about off-shore companies and providing incorrect data of personal assets.

The reference was submitted to Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq.

The speaker of the lower house of Parliament said that a decision on the matter would be made after the assessment of constitution and law.

The PML-N leaders put across their point of views on the reference. Party leader Talal Chaudhry said that Imran Khan is leading a movement to dodge accountability.

‘Imran Khan during 1981 to 1983 showed his income to be less than one lac,’ said PMl-N’s Mohammad Zubair.

Another party leader Daniyal Aziz said that the party took the measure in accordance with the constitution.

The move came after PTI’s action seeking the prime minister’s disqualification gained momentum. The impetus for the movement seemingly came after the Panama Papers leaks surfaced.

Earlier, Dr Yasmin from PTI had filed a reference seeking Prime Minister Sharif’s disqualification from the National Assembly for concealing his assets.

On July 25, PTI had submitted a reference against the prime minister and his family members for alleged corruption and corrupt practices, in light of the Panama Papers’ revelations.