ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a reference with the Accountability Court against Imran Khan, the founder of PTI, and his wife Bushra Bibi in connection with the Toshakhana case.
According to the details, the Registrar’s Office of the Accountability Court will take further action after scrutinizing the case. The NAB Rawalpindi has identified two accused in the graft reference.
NAB prosecutor Sohail Arif and Investigation Officer Mohsin Haroon submitted the reference to the Registrar’s Office.
Earlier, an accountability court granted a two-day physical remand for Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case. Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir issued the directives during the hearing at Adiala Jail.
In the course of the hearing, officials from the accountability watchdog requested a 7-day physical remand for the former prime minister, a request that was declined by the AC judge.
The court rejected the NAB request and approved a 2-day physical remand for Imran Khan.
The Toshakhana reference alleges that Imran Khan failed to disclose details of the gifts he retained from the Toshaskhana during his time as the prime minister, and it was filed by lawmakers from the ruling coalition last year.
The Toshakhana issue became a significant point of contention in national politics after the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified the PTI chief for making false statements and incorrect declarations last month.
The judgment stated that the former premier was found to be engaged in corrupt practices under sections 167 and 173 of the constitution. A criminal proceeding would be initiated against him for filing a false statement.
The ECP detailed that Imran Khan was disqualified under Article 63, 1(P), for his current parliament membership, citing discrepancies in his bank account and failure to declare cash and bank details in his returns.
Following this, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) initiated a probe against the former prime minister Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case on March 9.