Imran Khan will appear in court today on protective bond in 3 cases including Toshakhana

ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former Prime Minister Imran Khan will appear in the Lahore High Court on Monday to seek protective bail in three FIRs filed against him, including the Toshakhana caseGeo News reported citing Khan’s attorney.
The bail plea was filed after Islamabad police reached the Zaman Park residence of former Prime Minister Imran Khan to arrest him, but returned after his legal team assured him he would appear before the tribunal.
According to Azhar Siddique Khan’s lawyer, the bail applications were filed at the Chief Justice House on Sunday.
The lawyer said he applied for bail in the two cases filed against the PTI chief at Ramna Police Station in Islamabad and in the Toshkhana case, Geo News reported.
Two separate cases against the head of the PTI have been filed at Ramna Police Station after the vandalism at the Justice Complex and Islamabad High Court during Khan’s court appearance last week.
The ousted former prime minister, 70, skipped indictment hearings in an Islamabad court three times in the case.
Khan is accused of allegedly concealing details of the gifts in his asset declarations which he kept from the Toshakhana, a repository where gifts given to government officials by foreign officials are kept, Dawn reported.
Officials are legally allowed to keep gifts if they pay a pre-determined amount, usually a fraction of the value of the gift.
The Toshakhana case refers to Imran’s failure to share details of the gifts he withheld from the Toshaskhana (during his tenure as Prime Minister) and proceeded with their reported sales. A case was filed by lawmakers from the ruling coalition last year.
On October 21, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) concluded that the former prime minister had indeed made “false statements and incorrect statements” regarding the gifts.
The Toshakhana is a department in the cabinet division that stores gifts given to rulers and government officials by heads of other governments and foreign dignitaries.
According to the Toshakhana rules, gifts/gifts and other similar materials received by persons to whom these rules apply must be reported to the firm’s division.
The watchdog order had declared Imran Khan disqualified under Article 63(1)(p) of the Constitution, Pakistan’s Dawn News reported.


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