In 2003, Imran Khan Was Not The Owner of BaniGala Land
In 2003, Imran Khan Was Not The Owner of BaniGala Land:
Islamabad’s revenue record and Jemima Khan’s affidavit have confirmed that Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, was not the possessor of Banigala land in 2003 thus proving that a no-objection certificate (NOC) submitted before the Supreme Court by Imran was false. The NOC was issued in his name by the Union Council Bhara Kahu in 2003. As per Media Sources, the Banigala land was transferred in Imran’s name on June 11, 2005 and before that in 2004, the power of Attorney was in the name of Jemima Khan. The Islamabad revenue documents, revealed that Jemima bought the land measuring 300 kanal 5 marla vide mutation Nos 7056 dated 26 April, 2002, No7225 dated 16 August, 2002, No 7246 dated 28 August, 2002, No 7361 and 7538 dated 11.6.2005. So, before June 2005, the Banigala land was listed in the name of Jemima Khan. The computerized NOC submitted by the PTI’s Chief lawyer, Dr Babar Awan in the apex court last month, is supposedly issued by Union Council Bhara Kahu, in the name of Imran Khan and the document is dated in 2003.
A former Union Council Secretary of Bhara Kahu, Muhammad Umar, claimed that the union council did not have a computer in 2003, while this NOC was computerised. Imran Khan’s lawyer has been directed to submit the response in this regard before the apex court while Chief Justice of Supreme Court has ordered verification of the document. Earlier, in a hearing on May 9, 2017, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had declared the building of the PTI Chief’s house illegal. A report was submitted by the CDA in the Supreme Court which stated that the Authority has declared 122 buildings illegal which included Imran Khan’s Banigala residence.
PTI Chairman has to give his verdict on this political controversy, as legal experts are naming it another “Calibri-like Scandal” before it creates a huge trouble for the PTI Chief.