Pakistan PM Shehbaz Says Imran Khan Sold Valuable Toshakhana Gifts in Dubai

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accused ousted Premier Imran Khan of selling valuable Toshakhana gifts, including diamond jewelry, bracelets, and watches worth Rs140 million ($760,000) in Dubai.

Speaking to journalists at his house, the newly elected primer, Sharif said that he also got a watch once which he had deposited in the Toshakhana.

“I can confirm that Imran Khan took gifts from Toshakhana and sold them in Dubai for Rs140 million,” Sharif told reporters.

Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party did not comment  about gifts retained from Toshakhana, Pakistani news agency, The News reported.

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said it has launched an inquiry on the alleged selling a precious necklace from Toshakhana, the outlet added. 

The report had claimed that the necklace was sold to a jeweler in Lahore through Zulfi Bukhari, former Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development for Rs180 million, while only a fraction of that amount was paid to Toshakhana.

In response to the allegations, Bukhari said there was no truth in reports about the selling of a necklace.

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