Pakistan Makes Toshakhana Presents Document Public For 1st Time: Report

Pakistan Makes Toshakhana Gifts Record Public For 1st Time: Report

Imran Khan is accused of concealing particulars of presents he retained from the Toshakhana. (File)


For the primary time within the historical past of Pakistan, the federal authorities on Sunday made the report of Toshakhana presents since 2002 public, Each day Pakistan reported.

The event comes days after Defence Minister Khawaja Asif mentioned the federal authorities had given nod to declassify the information of the state repository that shops presents obtained by public officeholders from different governments and international dignitaries.

Each day Pakistan reported that the 446-page doc accommodates the report of the interval from 2002 to 2023. It reveals the checklist of presents obtained by presidents, prime ministers and federal ministers. Throughout 2023, the present coalition authorities obtained 59 presents from completely different nations.

In accordance with the information launched by the federal government, 224 presents have been obtained in 2022, 116 presents in 2021, 175 presents in 2018 and 91 presents in 2014 whereas authorities officers obtained 177 presents in 2015.

The doc carries information of presents retained by later former president Gen (retd) Parvez Musharraf, former prime ministers Shaukat Aziz, Yusuf Raza Gilani, Raja Parvez Ashraf, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan, Each day Pakistan reported.

The report reveals Imran Khan purchased a diamond-gold watch value PKR 85 million, a pair of cufflinks value PKR 5.67 million, a pen value PKR 1.5 million and a hoop value PKR 8.7 million. The previous premier retained all of the presents by paying round PKR 20 million.

In addition to that, the PTI chief retained one other watch value PKR 3.88 million by paying PKR 754,000.

The Toshakhana division, which was established in 1978, and all the general public officeholders, together with parliamentarians and bureaucrats, are certain to deposit presents in it. The division got here underneath the highlight when the Election Fee of Pakistan initiated proceedings in opposition to former prime minister Imran Khan for disclosing the main points of Toshakhana presents retained by him within the declaration.

Final 12 months, the ECP additionally disqualified the PTI chief as a member of the Nationwide Meeting within the Toshakhana case for not disclosing the presents. A districts and periods courtroom within the federal capital can also be listening to a prison case after it was referred by the electoral physique.

Notably, Imran Khan is accused of allegedly concealing particulars of the presents in his belongings declarations he retained from the Toshakhana, a repository the place presents handed to authorities officers from international officers are stored, the Daybreak reported.

Officers are legally allowed to retain presents in the event that they pay a pre-assessed quantity, sometimes a fraction of the worth of the reward, Daybreak reported.

The Toshakhana case refers that Imran Khan had not shared particulars of the presents he retained from the Toshaskhana (throughout his time because the prime minister) and proceeded with their reported gross sales.

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