ISLAMABAD: Soon after the resignation of the Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau, the NAB Islamabad office summoned former prime minister Imran Khan on March 9 in the Toshakhana case.
NAB Islamabad has sent a notice to PTI chairman and ex-PM Imran Khan to appear on March 9 along with the record of Toshakhana gifts.
Meanwhile, NAB also issued a similar notice to Bushra Bibi, wife of Imran Khan to appear before the NAB team on March 9 in Islamabad in the Toshakhana case.
PTI leaders have criticized the NAB Islamabad for calling Imran Khan saying NAB chairman Aftab Sultan resigned today just because he refused to accept the pressure of the government pertaining to cases of PTI leaders including Imran Khan.
Earlier, a local court in Islamabad once again deferred the indictment of former prime minister Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case till February 28.
Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal took up the case for hearing today. Last year, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sent a reference to the court in November after finding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman guilty of corrupt practices.
On Tuesday, the legal team of the former PM Khan sought another exemption from personal appearance on medical grounds.
Earlier, the court announced February 7 as the date to indict the PTI chairman and ex-Premier in this case. The court, nonetheless, delayed the indictment till Feb 21 while accepting Imran Khan’s plea for exemption.
In its reference, the commission requested the local court to initiate criminal proceedings against Imran Khan under sections 167 (corrupt practice) and 173 (making or publishing a false statement or declaration) of the Elections Act 2017.
According to the ECP, Imran Khan bought Rs108 million in gifts from Toshakhana and paid only Rs21.5 million.
Therefore, at the request of the ECP, the local court in Islamabad has started criminal proceedings against former prime minister Imran Khan.