NAB to begin probe against Imran Khan in Toshakhana gifts

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to launch an investigation against former prime minister Imran Khan and other PTI leaders in the Toshakhana case.

NAB to begin probe against Imran Khan in Toshakhana gifts
NAB to begin probe against Imran Khan in Toshakhana gifts

The anti-graft watchdog will launch a probe against Imran Khan, former SAPMs Zulfi Bukhari, Shehzad Akbar and Farah Khan, say sources.

The NAB action comes after Dubai-based businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor claimed that the PTI government sold an expensive Graff wristwatch — gifted to former premier Imran Khan by Saudi

Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman — for $2 million, worth approximately Rs280m at the time of sale in 2019.

It is pertinent to note that the Toshakhana issue became a major sticking point in national politics after the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified the PTI chief for making “false statements and incorrect declaration” last month.

The judgement added that the former premier was found to be indulged in corrupt practices under sections 167 and 173 of the constitution. “A criminal proceeding will be initiated against him over filing a false statement.”