Imran Khan will be charged on May 10 in the Toshakhana case.

ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad announced on Friday that it will indict former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on May 10 in a case in which he allegedly hid proceeds from the sale of state gifts.
THE Toshakhana case was filed against Khan last year after the Election Commission of Pakistan ruled that he failed to report funds he received after selling gifts from foreign dignitaries.
A toshkhana is a treasury where gifts received in honor of foreign dignitaries are stored.
Khan, 70, challenged the maintainability of the case, but Extra Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar of the Sessions Court dismissed the pleas and jurisdictional objection after hearing arguments from the lawyers.
The judge announced the indictment of the accused Khan and also summoned the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in person on the day of the indictment.
Earlier, the court had set February 7 to indict him, but the process was repeatedly postponed as Khan was not present and his lawyers also insisted on deciding the case’s maintainability.
The case is based on the ECP decision of November 22 last year which decided to hold a trial of Khan and then sent a reference to the court that he had misled officials about the gifts he received. received from foreign dignitaries during his tenure as Prime Minister. .
The cricketer-turned-politician is currently facing more than 140 cases registered against him under treasonterrorism, murder, attempted murder, blasphemy and other charges.
Khan was ousted from power in April last year after losing a no-confidence vote, which he said was part of a US-led plot targeting him over his independent policy decisions foreign on Russia, China and Afghanistan.
Speaking informally with reporters at the Islamabad High Court on Thursday, Khan said two hundred cases would soon be filed against him.


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