The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) sent a four-member team to Dubai to gather evidence against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for selling Toshakhana gifts, including an expensive wristwatch gifted to him by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The team went to Dubai after retired Lt Gen Nazir Ahmad Butt took over as the new NAB chief, following the resignation of his predecessor Aftab Sultan, who cited “interference” and “pressure.”
Sources reported that the NAB team met with Umar Farooq Zahoor, an “international fugitive” wanted by the Federal Investigation Agency for various financial and other crimes in Norway, Switzerland, Turkiye, and Pakistan since 2009-10.
Zahoor claimed to have bought the Graff wristwatch for over $2 million from the previous PTI government.
Imran Khan denied the allegation and vowed to sue the buyer.
Meanwhile, the Federal Investigation Agency initiated a criminal case against Zahoor.
The sources revealed that the NAB team would remain in Dubai for a few more days to gather more evidence about the selling of Toshakhana gifts.
According to NAB, during his tenure in office, Imran Khan retained some state gifts presented to him by various foreign dignitaries.
Which includes five Rolex wristwatches, one iPhone presented by the chief of staff, Qatar armed forces, a pair of cufflinks, one ring, unstitched cloth from the Saudi crown prince, and a Graff gift set containing one Graff wristwatch Master Graff Special Edition Makkah timepiece, one 18K gold and diamond Graff pen, and a ring and pair of cufflinks with micro-painting of Makkah.
Imran Khan is accused of purchasing foreign gifts at low prices and then selling them for millions of rupees.
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