AVN 64.96 Decreased By ▼ -1.21 (-1.83%)
BAFL 30.25 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BOP 4.64 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-1.9%)
CNERGY 3.88 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-3.24%)
DFML 13.55 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-3.9%)
DGKC 42.20 Decreased By ▼ -1.49 (-3.41%)
EPCL 45.81 Increased By ▲ 1.16 (2.6%)
FCCL 11.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.42 (-3.55%)
FFL 5.17 Increased By ▲ 0.20 (4.02%)
FLYNG 5.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.30 (-4.92%)
GGL 10.04 Decreased By ▼ -0.34 (-3.28%)
HUBC 63.30 Increased By ▲ 1.00 (1.61%)
HUMNL 5.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.71%)
KAPCO 27.83 Increased By ▲ 0.28 (1.02%)
KEL 2.13 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-3.62%)
LOTCHEM 25.33 Decreased By ▼ -1.27 (-4.77%)
MLCF 21.57 Decreased By ▼ -0.95 (-4.22%)
NETSOL 84.99 Decreased By ▼ -1.21 (-1.4%)
OGDC 86.23 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.05%)
PAEL 10.92 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-3.11%)
PIBTL 4.23 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-1.17%)
PPL 78.52 Decreased By ▼ -1.56 (-1.95%)
PRL 13.62 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.29%)
SILK 0.89 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-1.11%)
SNGP 40.86 Decreased By ▼ -0.89 (-2.13%)
TELE 6.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.21 (-3.38%)
TPLP 16.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.27 (-1.66%)
TRG 111.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.85 (-0.76%)
UNITY 13.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.36 (-2.51%)
WTL 1.13 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-5.83%)
BR100 4,026 Decreased By -48.6 (-1.19%)
BR30 14,402 Decreased By -123 (-0.85%)
KSE100 40,451 Decreased By -396 (-0.97%)
KSE30 15,110 Decreased By -101.7 (-0.67%)
Follow us

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has strongly rejected any foul play in receiving Toshakhana gifts, dubbing the Toshakhana case against him as “misleading” and “false” and requesting the electoral body to dismiss it forthwith.

In his 60-page reply submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) through his counsel and PTI Senator Barrister Ali Zafar, Mr Khan disclosed that some 329 official gifts were received when the PTI was in federal government. He further stated that out of these gifts, 58 were received by him and his wife, and only 14 of these gifts were valued more than Rs 14,000 each.

The former PM further maintained that all the details of the gifts he lawfully bought from Toshakhana were duly declared at the relevant forums including the tax returns (filed with the Federal Board of Revenue – FBR) and the wealth statements (filed with the ECP).

A five-member ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and comprising Nisar Ahmed Durrani, Shah Muhammad Jatoi, Babar Bharwana, and former Justice Ikramullah Khan heard the case on Wednesday.

In the proceedings, defence lawyers, Barrister Ali Zafar and Barrister GoharAli Khan represented the PTI chief.

Zafar argued that the ECP did not have any authority to hear this case under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.

He maintained that the authority to hear cases under this article was vested in the superior judiciary.

Article 62 (1)(f) provides that a person shall not be qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) unless he is “sagacious, righteous and non-profligate and honest and ameen.”

The CEC asked the defence lawyer to move a separate petition if he wanted to challenge the maintainability of the case.

The case was then adjourned till September 19.

Speaking to the media outside the ECP, Mohsin Ranjha from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the petitioner in Toshakhana case, alleged that Khan bought “expensive” official gifts from Toshakhana and his disqualification was “imminent” in this case.

During the previous hearing of this case on August 29, the ECP directed the PTI chairman to submit his reply in Toshakhana case by September 7.

At that time, Gohar Khan, the counsel for the PTI chairman, appeared before the ECP and requested to be granted time to file a reply in the case due to the unavailability of Zafar, the lead counsel.

The bench directed the defence side to file a reply by September 7 and adjourned the case till this date.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

Comments

Comments are closed.

Reply submitted to ECP: Imran Khan denies foul play on Toshakhana items

PM Shehbaz hopeful of IMF programme revival ‘this month’

Islamabad court sends Fawad Chaudhry to Adiala jail on 14-day judicial remand

By-elections: ECP announces schedule for 33 NA seats vacated by PTI MNAs

PTI challenges Punjab caretaker CM appointment in Supreme Court

Analysts weigh in: rupee’s latest depreciation has wider implications, outcomes

India’s Adani slammed by $48bn stock rout, clouding record share sale

KSE-100 falls 0.97% owing to economic uncertainty

PBC urges authorities to augment IMF programme

Canada names journalist Amira Elghawaby as first anti-Islamophobia advisor

Premature termination of PPA of Hubco power plant recommended