Lahore, October 20

Pakistan’s Opposition events on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of promoting items he acquired from different nations’ heads, together with an costly watch price USD 1 million.

Presents are routinely exchanged between heads of states or officers holding constitutional positions throughout a state go to. In response to the present depository (Toshakhana) guidelines, these items stay the property of the state until bought at an open public sale. Guidelines enable officers to retain items with a market worth of lower than Rs 10,000 with out paying something, The Categorical Tribune newspaper reported.

“Imran Khan has bought the items he acquired from different nations,” PML-N vp Maryam Nawaz tweeted in Urdu.

“Caliph Hazrat Omar (companion of Prophet Muhammad) was accountable for his shirt and gown and also you (Imran Khan), alternatively, looted overseas items from Toshakhana and you might be speaking of organising a state of Madina? How can an individual (Khan) be this insensitive, deaf, dumb and blind?” requested the daughter of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Opposition alliance—Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) — president Maulana Fazlur Rehman stated there are reviews that Prime Minister Khan has bought a valuable watch he acquired from a prince. “That is shameful,” he stated.

Social media is rife with reviews that Khan was gifted a watch price USD 1 million by a prince of a Gulf nation. The watch was allegedly bought in Dubai by Khan’s shut aide and USD 1 million was given to the prime minister. The prince reportedly is aware of the promoting of the watch he gifted to Khan.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab president Rana Sanaullah informed a press convention on Wednesday that Pakistan was defamed due to the alleged promoting of the items acquired by the premier from the heads of the states of different nations.

Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, Dr Shahbaz Gill, had earlier stated the federal government was “sustaining secrecy” over particulars of items acquired by Prime Minister Khan from different heads of states as releasing their lists and “evaluating them with these of different nations is taken into account inappropriate, particularly by Islamic nations with whom Pakistan enjoys brotherly relations”.

“Often PM Imran Khan deposits such items to the Toshakhana, nonetheless, if he wishes to retain them with him, he has to pay an quantity for it,” he had stated.

Final month, the Pakistan authorities refused to make public particulars of items given to the prime minister by overseas heads of states, asserting that the disclosure can injury the nation’s nationwide curiosity and its relations with different states, after the Pakistan Info Fee sought particulars from the Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) authorities in response to an software from a citizen on the problem.

The PTI authorities challenged the matter in Islamabad Excessive Court docket, arguing that particulars of the items acquired by the prime minister have been designated as “labeled”, the Categorical Tribune newspaper reported. —PTI