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Friday Oct 13 2017

Imran owns 300 kanals in Islamabad, police inform ATC

PTI Chairman Imran Khan giving an interview from his Bani Gala estate. Photo: File 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan owns 300 kanals (37.5 acres) of agriculture land in Mohra Noor, Bani Gala, in the federal capital's outskirts. 

This was disclosed by Islamabad Chief Commissioner Zulfiqar Ali on Friday who submitted details of the properties owned by the PTI chief and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in an anti-terrorism court. 

The commissioner said Imran purchased the land in his former wife Jemima’s name, adding that Qadri owns no property in Islamabad. 

The court is hearing a case regarding the attack on then Islamabad Operations SSP Asmatullah Junejo and state buildings during the 2014 protest sit-in by PAT and PTI. 

At the last hearing on Friday, the court observed that the police, despite earlier orders, have failed to submit Imran and Qadri's property records.

The court, while hearing the case, directed the capital's inspector general and chief commissioner to submit details of their properties in the capital. The status of both political leaders as absconders continues. 

The case

The two 'political cousins' face charges of destroying property in the Red Zone, attacking the state TV channel's building and injuring SSP Junejo.

In August 2014, violence broke out in the federal capital when PTI and PAT supporters attempted to break a police cordon and storm the PM House, using cranes to remove barricades.

The clashes between police and protesters resulted in the deaths of three people and caused injuries to over 560. Of the injured, 77 were security officials deployed in the Red Zone, including SSP Junejo.

The decision to march to the PM House was taken after talks between the government, PTI and PAT had failed to end the deadlock over the resignation of then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The two parties were protesting 'rigging' in the 2013 General Elections. 


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