Petition not maintainable, may not be dealt with, Imran tells IHC in Tyrian case

Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, said on Wednesday that a petition calling for his disqualification for failing to list his daughter Tyrian Jade White in his nomination papers was not maintainable and urged the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to dismiss it.

A petition of this nature was not maintainable and may not be dealt with, the former prime minister said, because he was no longer a member of the National Assembly.

While Imran made arrangements for Tyrian White’s maintenance in the United Kingdom he failed to disclose this fact in the nomination papers and affidavits he submitted in order to run for office, according to a petition Sajid Mehmood filed in the IHC last year.

After Imran’s attorney Salman Akram Raja requested more time citing the requirement for plaintiffs to go through a biometric verification process before submission of papers, the IHC on January 19 instructed Imran to file his response by January 27.

Imran said in his today-submitted statement that his resignation from the National Assembly was irrevocable and that he had no plans to take a seat in the current National Assembly.

The PTI chairman allegedly did not wed Sita White because her “racist father definitely warned the respondent (Imran) that if he married Sita, they would not get a dime of his money,” according to the petitioner Sajid Mahmood.

He only afterwards met Jemima, another wealthy woman, and became engaged to her quickly.

According to the document, Ana-Lusia White designated Jemima Khan as Tyrian Jade Khan-guardian White’s in her will dated February 27, 2004. On May 13 of that year, Sita White passed away.

The petition continued, “Jemima Goldsmith had been Imran Khan’s spouse” (1995-2004).

“Concealed facts stand supported by paternity ruling made in Sita White’s favour by a superior court in California, which found that respondent (Imran Khan) was Tyrian Jade’s father.”