ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen on Friday has said that he has no objection over his disqualification for lifetime.
Exclusively talking to the media, Jahangir Tareen said that the disqualification under article 62(1)(f) should be for lifetime and that his case is different from ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
My case was not of tax evasion or money laundering, he added.
Tareen alleged Nawaz Sharif of playing games after being captured in corruption charges. He is criticizing his own government in his own tenure, he continued.
Earlier today, Supreme Court of Pakistan by a unanimous decision has stated that Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen stand disqualified for life in a follow-up to the historic disqualification judgments of the two politicians.
The top court in its July 28 ruling of last year had disqualified Nawaz Sharif as president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen was disqualified under Articles 62 of the constitution.
A five-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, reserved the verdict in all 13 appeals against the disqualification of lawmakers.
On February 14, the apex court had reserved its verdict in the case regarding duration of the disqualification of the members of the parliament incurred under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. The verdict was reserved after Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf completed his arguments.
Also, the apex court disqualified PTI General Secretary Jahangir Tareen stating that the reply submitted by Tareen was a confession in itself, thus disqualifying him under Article 62 (1) (F) of the Constitution of Pakistan.