RAWALPINDI – Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and his wife, Bushra Bibi, have been formally charged in the Toshakhana case. The hearing took place in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, where the court has framed individual charges against Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi in connection with the Toshakhana case.
The court has also provided the copies to Bushra Bibi for her involvement in a £190 million reference.
What is the Toshakhana Case?
Imran Khan faces allegations that during his tenure as Prime Minister from 2018 to 2022, he acquired valuable gifts from foreign dignitaries at reduced prices and later sold these gifts for $635,000. The gifts include a model of the Kaaba from Saudi Arabia, estimated to be worth 60 to 65 million rupees in the international market.
On October 21, 2022, the Election Commission of Pakistan stated that former Prime Minister Imran Khan made false statements regarding the Toshakhana gifts and assets under Article 63 (1) of the Constitution.
On August 5, 2023, a local court sentenced Imran Khan to three years in prison in the Toshakhana case. However, on December 21, the Islamabad High Court, in its verdict, rejected the plea for suspension of the sentence and maintained his disqualification.