The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a review petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Jahangir Tareen against his lifetime disqualification.
Headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, the three-member bench, observed that there were no grounds to review the verdict disqualifying the former PTI general secretary.
In addition to turning down Tareen's review petition today, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also asked his counsel to disclose the total amount of funds his client had moved abroad.
The counsel replied that the amount mentioned in the court's order was Rs500 million. At this, the chief justice reminded the counsel of the federal govt's drive to repatriate funds moved abroad, adding: "Has such a big leader given any thought to returning the money."
Tareen had been disqualified by the top court in its December 15, 2017 verdict under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution over concealment of assets.