Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and current leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was served with a notice by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in relation to the controversy surrounding the government’s collection of treasures from private homes, and he was ordered to appear for a hearing on August 18.
According to a report by Geo TV, Khan was given the find after the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) submitted a complaint against him stating that the former prime minister took the majority of the artefacts from the treasure home “free of cost” when he was in office.
PDM submitted the reference alleging that Khan had paid for just some of the objects that he brought home from the ‘Toshkhana,’ but that the majority of the items that he stole from the federal government treasure-house were taken without paying for them.
According to the cited source, Khan was accused of concealing the information that he had taken certain goods and not disclosing them in his testimony.
Reportedly, things obtained by government officials are required to be disclosed immediately in order to allow for an accurate assessment of their value. If the receiver wants to keep the gift, he or she must first make a specified deposit and then wait until the assessment has been completed before they can take possession of the item.
These goods either remain in the Toshakhana as deposits or are put up for auction with the proceeds going into the national treasury. Either way, the government benefits from the sale of these things.
According to reports in the local media, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan made a transaction with a local watch vendor in which he sold three expensive watches that had been kept in the treasure house of the federal government. The watches had a combined value of more than 154 million Pakistani rupees (Pkr).
According to a story in The News International newspaper, Imran Khan allegedly made tens of millions of rupees through the sale of jewel-class watches that were presented to him by leaders from other countries.
After his PTI officials changed the foundations and determined the current retention value at 50 per cent of its legitimate worth, Khan kept the most expensive watch, which had a value of approximately Pkr 101 million, at 20 per cent of its value. Khan’s watch was the only one of its kind.
According to the report in the Pakistan daily, which cited documentation and sale records, the leader of the PTI first purchased the watches and then contributed twenty percent of the cost of each to the purse of the federal government.
It was also said that the products in question, which had a worth of tens of millions of rupees, had in no way been placed in the Toshakhana.
Shehbaz Sharif, the current prime minister of Pakistan, accused his predecessor Imran Khan in April of this year of selling Toshakhana goods with a total value of Pkr 140 million in Dubai.
Shehbaz had said that Imran Khan had made Pkr 140 million off of the sale of these presents in Dubai.
He added that the expensive goods included diamond jewellery sets, wristwatches, and bracelets.
Shehbaz made the revelation in response to a question about a petition that had been filed in the Islamabad excessive court docket in search of the particulars of the Toshakhana. On the petition, the then-prime minister Imran Khan had commented that the particulars can’t be revealed because of the Official Secrets Act, 1923. Shehbaz’s revelation got here as a result of this query.