ISLAMABAD: – In the Toshakhana case on March 9, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned Imran Khan, the PTI chairman, and his wife Bushra Bibi on Tuesday.
After the resignation of NAB Chairman Aftab Sultan, the former premier and his wife have been requested to testify before the investigators. The suspected racketeering of gifts received by the former prime minister from foreign nations is being looked into by the accountability watchdog.
During its probe, NAB has received the records of gifts from the government treasury and cabinet division. The Toshakhana case inquiry is being supervised by the DG of NAB Rawalpindi.
The PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s request for exemption from personal attendance in the Toshakhana case was accepted earlier today by a district and sessions court in the nation’s capital, delaying his indictment once again. When Mr. Khan’s attorney Gohar Ali Khan and the prosecutor Saad Hassan showed up in court, Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal heard the matter. Once the court got underway, Gohar Ali presented the exemption request, stating that the Wazirabad attack’s gunshot wounds had caused physicians to advise his client to rest.
The PTI leader went before the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday, according to Mr. Hassan, who was opposed to the petition and said he arrived at the courthouse on foot. He also begged the court to give a directive for a team from the PIMS hospital to examine the former premier medically.
The PTI chairman had requested an exemption at each session, the court commented, and “we are repeatedly accepting it.” Subsequently, he gave the PTI leader’s attorney instructions to guarantee Imran Khan’s attendance at the next hearing on February 28.
Imran chooses to drop his IHC suit challenging the disqualification in the Toshakhana case.
In order to start criminal proceedings against Imran Khan for making an incorrect asset declaration for the years 2017–2018 and 2018–19, the top electoral body sent a reference to the district and sessions court last year. This was done in accordance with Sections 137, 170, and 167 of the Election Act. In the plea, the ECP demanded that the PTI leader serve a three-year prison sentence and pay a fine.
The court accepted the commission’s argument against Mr. Khan on December 15. The court said in its three-page decision that, at least initially, the former premier didn’t specify the specifics of the gifts he received from the Toshakhana. The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) filed a complaint with the ECP against Imran Khan in August of last year for failing to disclose the specifics of gifts he received from Toshakhana for Rs21.5 million.
In a unanimous resolution later in October, the ECP expelled the former prime minister from the parliament for engaging in “corrupt conduct.”