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Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan is facing new charges. They are facing charges of selling gifts from the heads of other countries. Meanwhile, a big news has come out. Media reports on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Imran Khan earned lakhs of rupees by selling three gifted watches to a local watch dealer. Reports quoted an official investigation that while in office, Imran Khan earned Rs 36 million by illegally selling three Jewel class watches he had gifted to a local watch dealer. These watches were in addition to the Toshakhana gifts previously reported in the media.
All the three watches were worth more than Rs 154 million
According to details of an official investigation, Khan earned lakhs of rupees from these jewel class watches during his tenure as Prime Minister. The investigation stated that these watches collectively were worth more than Rs 154 million. These watches were gifted to him by foreign leaders while he was the Prime Minister.
Of these, the most expensive watch (worth more than Rs 10.1 crore) was kept by the then Prime Minister at 20 per cent of its value. The watch was officially valued at Rs 10.1 crore. The former prime minister had announced that he sold it for Rs 5.1 crore and deposited Rs 2 crore in the exchequer, thus earning Rs 3.1 crore. Similarly, he sold the remaining two watches at half the price of their original price.
Media reports revealed
Media reports have revealed that documents and sales receipts have revealed that instead of buying those gifted watches from Toshakhana out of his own pocket, the former prime minister first sold the watches and then deposited 20 per cent of each in the exchequer. .
What does the law of Pakistan say
As per the law of Pakistan, any gift received from dignitaries of a foreign state must be kept in the State Depository or Toshakhana. Any government official has to report the gift received immediately, so that its value can be assessed. Only after depositing the gift can the recipient retain the gift by paying a specific amount.
Media reports have revealed that documents from Toshakhana have revealed that the former prime minister had earned Rs 3.6 crore from the sale of these three expensive watches gifted by dignitaries from friendly Gulf countries. Obviously these gifts were never deposited in Toshakhana by the former Prime Minister.
Imran said – my gifts – my wish
Earlier in his reply to the Toshkhana controversy, former Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that they were his gifts, so it was his choice whether to keep them or not. Imran Khan said about this that I had received those gifts, so it is my choice whether to keep or sell them.