Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a former prime minister, was given notice by a municipal court in Islamabad on Wednesday that he must attend in person for the Toshakhana case’s hearing on Thursday.
The matter would be heard tomorrow by Additional District and Session Judge Hamayun Dilawar.
Previously, the trial court was given a seven-day deadline after hearing from the PTI chairman to decide whether the Toshakhana case could still be maintained.
Imran Khan contested the case’s admissibility before the IHC, which overturned the trial court’s decision. The trial court had rejected the former prime minister’s petition on flimsy grounds, according to the IHC bench.
The bench requested that the lower court view the PTI chairman’s petition as pending.
Imran and his wife had received 52 gifts totaling millions of dollars, according to official documents, which were made public in April.
The ex-PM’s list of Toshakhana presents was kept a secret from the tax authorities during his tenure, which was scandalous given the reports that he had concealed the information.
The Toshakhana is a division of the Cabinet Division that keeps track of the priceless presents that foreign dignitaries and leaders of other governments, states, and other sovereign entities have given to monarchs, lawmakers, and other officials as a sign of goodwill.
At the time, the administration had taken the position that disclosing any information about Toshakhana would “jeopardize international ties.”
The list of gifts revealed that the couple retained the other treasures after paying a pitiful sum that was significantly less than their appraised value.
The couple kept everything that various nations gave Pakistan, including seven pricey Rolex watches, other expensive watches, gold, and diamond jewelry, including numerous necklaces, bracelets, rings, and diamond chains, as well as expensive pens and cufflinks worth millions, dinner sets, perfumes, and Oud fragrance.
Muhammad Bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince, gave Imran the most priceless gift during his very first trip to the country. Ironically, the previous prime minister kept the Rs85 million Graff watch by paying only Rs20 million.