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Imran Khan submits London flat money trail record in SC.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday submitted the original money trail record regarding sale of the London flat and purchase of Bani Gala land in the disqualification case before the Supreme Court.

The apex court would hear a case seeking his disqualification as Member of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

In the petition, the Tehreek-e-Insaf chief stated that he paid the first and last installment of the Bani Gala property through his own sources.

He mentioned Rs 6.5 million as a gift to his former wife Jemima Goldsmith in the tax returns. It was also stated that all the cost of the Bani Gala was paid up by his ex-spouse except for the first installment of Rs 6.5 million and the last installment of Rs 0.8 million.

'The payment to Ms Jemima Khan by Respondent No 1 (Imran Khan) was a matter between husband and wife, not declarable to any authority because prior to 30.6.2003, and during 1.7.2002 till 30.6.2003 the issue had been settled between a husband and wife, leaving nothing to declare to any authority, including the ECP,' the petition stated.

PTI chairman stated that the property is owned by Jemima Goldsmith from day one and the money for the land was provided by his former wife as well.

Imran Khan went on to say that his London flat was sold for oe 117,500.

He stated the the use of the word 'Benami' in the Power of Attorney, is a misdescription contrary to the factum of ownership, the gift by Respondent No. 1, the entire sale price having been remitted by Jemima Khan and all mutations in the Revenue record being in her name.

He added that the use of expression Benami in the General Power of Attorney is a misnomer as:

i) The entries in the Revenue Record show all mutations in the name of Jemima Khan.

ii) The purchase price was actually funded by Jemima Khan on the dates of payment to the seller.

iii) The document read as a whole does not establish either that it was a sham transaction or a Benami.

iv) The underlying intent of that document was to return the property, after the divorce to Respondent No. 1 which Jemima Khan did not wish to retain.

The application stated that the London Flat was purchased through foreign earnings which did not require disclosure in Pakistan nor were remitted in Pakistan to make it mandatory for such disclosure. However, tax at source was deducted by the two counties from rent receivable as and when the flat was put on rent, it added.

The sale price of the London flat was credited into NSL Barclays Call Account GB Pounds N 001 and it is from that account that GB Pounds 562,415.54 were instructed to be remitted to the account of Jemima Khan.

The application further stated that e-mail dated May 16, 2017 was sent at 11:07 am by Taher Nawaz to Jamey Dywer copied to Ashley Cox. In response and only after due confirmation which is a condition/precedent before confirmation the reply dated May 22, 2017 was sent. This confirmation was just not possible without the due verification process, it added.

The Tehreek-e-Insaf chief has pleaded the documents to be made a part of the record of the case.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 26, 2017
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