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Toshakhana gifts given to ex-PM Khan be made public: IHC

In today’s hearing, the petitioner argued that former PM Khan sold valuable state gifts which was a violation of the Constitution. The IHC judge remarked that no one is above the law and directed the assistant attorney general to raise foreign gifts matter before the new cabinet.

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today ordered the government to make public details of the gifts given to ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan since August 2018 when he became PM.

A single bench of IHC, comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, ordered the deputy attorney general to issue details for public information about the foreign gifts retained by former PM Imran Khan.

In today’s hearing, the petitioner argued that former PM Khan sold valuable state gifts which was a violation of the Constitution.

The IHC judge remarked that no one is above the law and directed the assistant attorney general to raise foreign gifts matter before the new cabinet.

The IHC Judge also said to AG, “Present details of all foreign gifts retained by former PM Imran Khan in next hearing.”

The court also directed to recover all foreign gifts presented to government officials in past 20 years.

Assistant Attorney General Atiqur Rehman Siddiqui requested time to respond after which the court adjourned the hearing for two weeks.

‘Imran sold foreign gifts’

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif recently accused PTI chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan of selling gifts received during foreign visits.

Prime Minister Sharif made these claims during a meeting with senior journalists at PM House last Friday.

“I can confirm you that Imran Khan took gifts worth Rs140 million from Toshakhana and sold them in Dubai,” he said, adding that valuable state gifts include diamond jewellery, bracelets and watches.

Javed Mahmood
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