World / Imran Khan accused of selling gifts received from other countries

Zoom News : Oct 21, 2021, 07:02 AM
Islamabad: The economic plight of Pakistan is not hidden from anyone. In such a situation, Prime Minister Imran Khan is busy filling his bag by selling expensive gifts received from abroad. Pakistan's main opposition parties allege that Imran Khan illegally sold gifts received from other countries, including an expensive watch worth $1 million. Imran is currently sitting silent on this allegation.

It is permissible to keep such a gift

Gifts are exchanged on official visits between heads of state and officials holding constitutional positions. According to the Gift Depository (Toshakhana) rules in Pakistan, these gifts are the property of the nation until they are auctioned openly. However, the rules also state that officers can keep gifts below Rs 10,000. The opposition says that the Prime Minister has violated these rules.

Maryam Nawaz tweeted

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said in a tweet in this regard, 'Imran Khan has sold gifts received from other countries. Caliph Hazrat Umar (companion of Prophet Muhammad) was accountable for his shirt and cloak and on one hand you (Imran Khan) looted the gifts of Toshakhana and you talk of establishing a Medina-like rule? How can a person be so insensitive, deaf, dumb and blind'?

Imran got the watch from Prince

At the same time, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the opposition coalition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), said that there are reports that Prime Minister Imran Khan has sold an expensive watch from a prince, which is shameful. There are reports doing the rounds on social media that Imran Khan was gifted a watch worth USD 1 million by the prince of a Gulf country. Khan sold the watch to a close friend in Dubai for $1 million and kept the money with him. The Prince also reportedly got to know about the sale of gifts.