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The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Thursday submitted the Toshakhana reference against former prime minister Imran Khan to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The reference was submitted on the behalf of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha. It pleads to disqualify the PTI chairman as the National Assembly member under Article 63(2) of the Constitution because he failed to declare the Toshakhana gifts in his assets.

On July 4, the reference was received by Additional Secretary of the National Assembly Secretariat Muhammad Mushtaq. Railways and Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had confirmed that NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will announce a decision in 30 days which complete today.

Imran has been accused of selling the Toshakhana gifts he received as the premier on high prices. Former president Asif Zardari has also been accused in a Toshakhana gifts case in the past.

Earlier this year in April, the Islamabad High Court had observed that the Toshakhana gifts taken home by individuals should be taken back.

The court had made it clear that there should not be the policy of retaining these gifts on the payment of a certain percentage of money.
 

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Dawn says they filed a reference citing the prohibited funding decision...so which one is it? Or did they file two references?

BTW, anyone familiar with the tax laws? You have to declare your asssets anually, no? If you get something but dispose of it within a year before the close of the year, you do not have to show it to FBR as an asset if I understand correctly.

Finally, if you get something but sell it, and the funds from the sale go to someone else or to a company or whatever and is an expense, you still have to show it as an asset?
 

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I think PTI would have done the same if the decision was against PDM or Noon or whatever.

It is the beauty of politics that you strangle your opponent if you find an opportunity.

Politics in Pakistan is not about who will work for the better of the people but who will take the throne/seat.

What matter to me is that with Toshakhana case it has exposed how PML-N used to buy assets after paying just 10% of the market value and PTI did incredibly wrong by purchasing the assets at the value of 50%. They should not have bought anything to begin with or in worst case scenario pay the full price.

The foreign funding case also made me realise how important the value of 50 to 100usd is. I spend about £60 or 80USD when I go out to eat lunch with my wife and now I have come to know similar money could land me to foreign funding case if I donated it to PTI.

It’s funny that corruption of 16 billion rupees by some leaders of Pakistan are OK whereas 100usd of support by overseas Pakistani is a security risk
 

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The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Thursday submitted the Toshakhana reference against former prime minister Imran Khan to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The reference was submitted on the behalf of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha. It pleads to disqualify the PTI chairman as the National Assembly member under Article 63(2) of the Constitution because he failed to declare the Toshakhana gifts in his assets.

On July 4, the reference was received by Additional Secretary of the National Assembly Secretariat Muhammad Mushtaq. Railways and Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had confirmed that NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will announce a decision in 30 days which complete today.

Imran has been accused of selling the Toshakhana gifts he received as the premier on high prices. Former president Asif Zardari has also been accused in a Toshakhana gifts case in the past.

Earlier this year in April, the Islamabad High Court had observed that the Toshakhana gifts taken home by individuals should be taken back.

The court had made it clear that there should not be the policy of retaining these gifts on the payment of a certain percentage of money.

The Imported government is clipping the wings of NAB and is in process of using those clippings in the ECP wings - because the imported government's guy is in ECP?
 

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All this political backlash against Imran can not be solely done by Sharifs. They must have gotten nod from powerful quarters.

This could also mean that the last court case verdict was a ploy to placate Imran supporters and give a breathing space to establishment for counterstrike.
 

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So ECP is there to support PDM whatever they will send ECP will just give decision in favor of pdm lol
 

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If and when PTI wins, NAB powers need to be restored and the cases against the PDM hotch potch needs to come to a logical conclusion.
 

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The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Thursday submitted the Toshakhana reference against former prime minister Imran Khan to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The reference was submitted on the behalf of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha. It pleads to disqualify the PTI chairman as the National Assembly member under Article 63(2) of the Constitution because he failed to declare the Toshakhana gifts in his assets.

On July 4, the reference was received by Additional Secretary of the National Assembly Secretariat Muhammad Mushtaq. Railways and Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had confirmed that NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will announce a decision in 30 days which complete today.

Imran has been accused of selling the Toshakhana gifts he received as the premier on high prices. Former president Asif Zardari has also been accused in a Toshakhana gifts case in the past.

Earlier this year in April, the Islamabad High Court had observed that the Toshakhana gifts taken home by individuals should be taken back.

The court had made it clear that there should not be the policy of retaining these gifts on the payment of a certain percentage of money.
Being done for optics as don't think anything will be achieved, IK will get through these cases but they will bite back PDM harder. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. if SC orders followed they too have to submit party accounts and their gift track record is well known.
 

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The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Thursday submitted the Toshakhana reference against former prime minister Imran Khan to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The reference was submitted on the behalf of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha. It pleads to disqualify the PTI chairman as the National Assembly member under Article 63(2) of the Constitution because he failed to declare the Toshakhana gifts in his assets.

On July 4, the reference was received by Additional Secretary of the National Assembly Secretariat Muhammad Mushtaq. Railways and Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had confirmed that NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will announce a decision in 30 days which complete today.

Imran has been accused of selling the Toshakhana gifts he received as the premier on high prices. Former president Asif Zardari has also been accused in a Toshakhana gifts case in the past.

Earlier this year in April, the Islamabad High Court had observed that the Toshakhana gifts taken home by individuals should be taken back.

The court had made it clear that there should not be the policy of retaining these gifts on the payment of a certain percentage of money.
All PDM (PPP & PMLN & Others) whole Pakistan Corruption Criminal Mafia VS IMRAN KHAN (PTI)...:tsk:
 

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Toshakhana Case: NA Speaker sends reference to ECP to disqualify Imran​

Toshakhana Case: NA Speaker sends reference to ECP to disqualify Imran

NA Speaker has sent reference to ECP to disqualify Imran Khan in Toshakhana case.
05 August,2022 03:16 pm
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Friday sent reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to disqualify Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan in light of the Toshakhana case.

In the reference, it has been said that Imran Khan did not declare the gifts taken from Toshakhana in his assets. He did not share the details of the amounts by selling the gifts in the statement.

Earlier in April, former prime minister Imran, while responding to the Toshakana controversy during an informal media chat, had said that those were his gifts, so it was his choice whether or not he kept them.
 

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All under the carpet after PDM passes the new NAB ordinance ...

Zardari, Gilani indicted in Toshakhana case​

Court also declares ex-premier Sharif a proclaimed offender



Zaigham NaqviSeptember 09, 2020

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ISLAMABAD:
An anti-graft court on Wednesday indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari and ex-prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in the Toshakhana (gift depository) and also declared former premier Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender in the same matter.
Judge Asghar Ali of the accountability court in Islamabad also framed charges against Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani Majeed.
Zardari and Sharif have been accused by the country’s top anti-corruption body of illegally retaining expensive vehicles gifted to them by different foreign states and dignitaries instead of depositing them in the Toshakhana.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has also maintained that Gilani, during his tenure as the prime minister, facilitated the PPP co-chairman in retaining the vehicles.
According to the anti-corruption body, Zardari and Sharif retained the vehicles “against a nominal payment of 15% of their total value” through “dishonest and illegal means for their personal benefit and interest”.
Zardari, Gilani and the father and son duo of the Omni group pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Sharif was declared a proclaimed offender by the judge after his case was separated from that of the other suspects.
The court sought the details of the PML-N supreme leader’s movable and immovable properties within seven days.
It also issued directions that the process of the Sharif’s arrest and subsequent appearance before the court be clarified.
The judge warned that the former premier's properties would be frozen if he failed to appear before the court.
Objecting to the indictment, Gilani told the court that he had never carried out any action against the rules.
"Only a summary [for allowing the retention of vehicles] that came according to the law was approved. Had the summary been wrong, it would not have been moved," he maintained.
The accountability court judge told him that action would be taken as per law.
"We are not yet discussing the merits of the case, or how the summary was moved and approved. You have to tell this to the court during the trial," he added.
The former premier also argued that NAB had prepared the reference without going through the rules of business.
The court adjourned the hearing till September 24 after ordering NAB to present its witnesses, Waqar-ul-Hassan Shah, Zubair Siddiqui and Imran Zafar.
Earlier, the court had endorsed NAB’s decision to seize two BMWs and a Lexus from Zardari and a Mercedes from Sharif.
According to the bureau, Zardari had received expensive cars as a gift from Libya and the UAE when he was the president of the country but illegally retained them instead of depositing them in the Toshakhana.
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Toshakhana case: Zardari, Yusuf Raza Gilani indicted, Nawaz Sharif declared absconder​

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ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Wednesday indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari and ex-prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in the Toshakhana reference, while declaring former premier Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender over his continued absence from the proceedings.
In March, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference with the Accountability Court against the accused on the alleged violation of the rules of the Toshakhana (state gift repository) which it argued had caused a heavy loss to the national exchequer.
The reference also names Omni Group CEO Khawaja Anwar Majeed and his son, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majeed. The NAB alleged that Yusuf Raza Gilani, in order to extend illegal benefit to the accused, allowed them to keep luxury vehicles gifted to them by foreign dignitaries by relaxing the procedures governing their use.
The anti-graft body stated in the reference that “through dishonest and illegal means for their personal benefit and interest” the accused (Nawaz and Zardari) retained the vehicles in question “against a nominal payment of 15 percent of their total value”.
The former president has been accused of making the payments through the Omni Group owners for which, according to NAB, he has not provided any justification. When the proceedings resumed Wednesday, the court indicted all the four accused present in the court, who pleaded not guilty.
“I have never worked against the rules. I approved the summary which was prepared as per the law,” Yusuf Raza Gilani told the court. He added that if the summary was illegal, then it would not have been moved.
The court then responded that it was not talking about the merits of the case right now. “You should argue this during the trial,” Accountability Court Judge Asghar Ali told Gilani.
The court also declared Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender and issued a perpetual warrant for his arrest over his continued no-show. The court also asked the authorities to submit details of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader’s properties within seven days. The court, after issuing the warrants, adjourned the hearing till September 24.
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Toshakhana case: AC adjourns hearing due to absence of Zardari’s counsel

Recorder Report Published April 8, 2022

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ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court hearing multi-billion fake bank accounts case on Thursday adjourned hearing of Toshakhana case against former president Asif Ali Zardari, former premiers, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani and Nawaz Sharif and others due to absence of Zardari’s counsel.
The Accountability Court-III judge, Syed Ali Asghar, while hearing the case, adjourned the hearing of Toshakhana case due to non-availability of Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naek till April 21.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor, Waseem Javed, appeared before the court.
At the start of the hearing, associate of Zardari and other accused’s counsel filed separate applications seeking one-day exemption of their client before the court, which the court approved.
The NAB had filed the Toshakhana reference against Zardari, Nawaz Sharif, Gillani, and others for allegedly acquiring of three vehicles including BMW 750 Li model 2004, Toyota Lexus Jeep 472 model 2007 gifted by the embassy of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and BMW 760 LI model 2008 gifted by embassy Libya and gifts from Toshakhana -an official treasury where gifts from foreign dignitaries or heads of state are deposited- in violation of rules and regulations.
According to the bureau, the evidence collected during the course of inquiry and investigation has established that the accused, Gilani in order to extend illegal benefit to the accused, Zardari and Sharif, illegally allowed the retention of vehicles gifted to them by various foreign states and dignitaries, which at that time belonged to the Central Pool of Cars, Cabinet Division, relaxing the procedure of Toshakhana, illegally.
The accused, Zardari and Sharif, had retained the said vehicles against the nominal payment of 15 percent of total value of the vehicles. The accused, Zardari, made the payment for vehicles, and duties of these vehicles through the accused, Khawaja Anwer Majid and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majid, from “fake” bank accounts.
The accused, Gilani, former prime minister and minister-in-charge Cabinet Division from 2008-2012 had “illegally” relaxed the procedure for the acceptance and disposal of gifts, issued by the government through the Cabinet Division OM no.9/8/2004 TK dated June 25, 2007. According to these rules, “gifted vehicles shall not be allowed to be purchased by the recipients and be given to the Central Pool of Cars of the Cabinet Division.”
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