Pakistan Officers Banned From Accepting Items Valued Over $300: Report

Pak Officials Banned From Accepting Gifts Valued Over $300: Report

Toshakhana presents are solely given to the political and bureaucratic elite in addition to judges.


Pakistan federal authorities has banned giving of Toshakhana presents, valued over USD 300, to elected officers, together with the President, Prime Minister and cupboard members, Geo Information reported on Tuesday.

Judges, in addition to civil and navy leaders have additionally been restricted from accepting items that price greater than $300, the day by day mentioned. The Toshakhana Coverage 2023 can be enforce straight away, in accordance with the administration, which has issued the required directives.

The brand new coverage was put into place because of the 2002-2023 file exhibiting that distinguished political figures stored current after making the naked minimal funds.

The Toshakhana items and presents from international notables and dignitaries, when given to high state and authorities officers and deposited in a ‘treasure home’, are sometimes considered the state’s property, in accordance with Geo Information.

These presents, nonetheless, are solely given to the political and bureaucratic elite, each civilian and navy, in addition to judges of the supreme judiciary, as per official coverage.

The presents that these strongest teams of individuals get on official international journeys or from international dignitaries are sometimes allowed to be stored by them at closely discounted charges, or they’re auctioned off to federal authorities and armed forces officers. All the things that continues to be is included into the Toshakhana.

Sources declare that the federal government has outlawed receiving presents value hundreds of thousands of rupees, together with automobiles, jewelry, watches, and different objects.

The president, prime minister, cupboard members, judges and civil and navy officers can be banned from receiving items value greater than $300, whereas the president, prime minister and cupboard members receiving money as items from home and international dignitaries can even be prohibited, reported Geo Information, citing the sources.

The sources, cited by Geo Information, added that nobody can be permitted to buy autos and priceless antiques acquired as items. Judges and civil and navy officers can even be prohibited from accepting money as items from home and international dignitaries, and upon receiving compelled money items, they are going to be instructed to “instantly deposit” the complete quantity to the nationwide treasury.

The sources additionally revealed that underneath the brand new coverage, uncommon antiquities can be proven in official areas owned by the federal government whereas gifted autos can be correctly catalogued and displayed within the Cupboard Division’s central pool of automobiles. As well as, the regulation permits the president, prime minister, cupboard members, judges, and civil and navy leaders to buy items for lower than $300 at market worth, whereas the overall individuals can be permitted to buy items for greater than $300 by means of an open public sale.

Different officers, moreover the president and prime minister, is not going to be permitted to obtain presents for his or her households, and gold and silver cash can be given to the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP), in accordance with the sources.

In line with the sources, talked about by Geo Information, those that violate the Toshakhana coverage will face harsh punishment, and ministry of international affairs workers can be required to offer items to the Cupboard Division. The Federal Board of Income’s (FBR) skilled officers and personal corporations will decide the value of the items, whereas a non-public firm and the Pakistan Ordinance Manufacturing unit will decide the worth of the items of weapons.

Personnel in grades 1 by means of 4 can be permitted to simply accept monetary presents from international dignitaries, Geo Information reported.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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