Toshakhana adventure: PTI chooses to sue Umar Zahoor over guarantee of gifts' exchange

In the most recent advancement in the Toshakhana adventure, PTI has chosen to start official actions against Dubai-based money manager who guaranteed that the presents got by ex-state leader Imran Khan were exchanged to him.

Zahoor, the Norwegian-Pakistani mogul, uncovered that he purchased Toshakana presents given to Khan during his residency as the chief by Saudi Crown Sovereign Mohammad Container Salman.

 

He guaranteed that he had proof to demonstrate he purchased an uncommon watch — definitely worth Rs2 billion — and three other Toshakhana gifts from Farhat Shahzadi, otherwise called Farah Gogi, for 7.5 million Dirhams in real money.

In a sworn statement, the financial specialist has recorded four presents he bought from Farah — a dear companion of Khan’s better half Bushra Bibi, who was likewise entangled in debasement cases as of late.

PTI Senior VP Fawad Chaudhry said in a question and answer session flanked by party pioneer Zulfi Bukhari, that Zahoor’s cases were unmerited, over which the party has chosen to make a legitimate move.

“In 2018, the Saudi crown ruler gifted a watch to Imran Khan and the discussion over the watch’s cost has been happening for some time now,” the previous government serve said.

Chaudhry said the watch was estimated at Rs100 million, and in accordance with the law managing Toshakhana, Khan sold it for more than Rs50 million on the lookout and documented capital addition charge on it.

Unveiling into the subtleties of Toshakahan’s methods, the PTI pioneer said when the gifts given to state authorities show up in Pakistan, they are kept into Toshakhana.

He said the head of convention gets the gifts and carries them to Pakistan, and he is the authority who stores them into Toshakhana. Then, at that point, the Bureau Division decides its worth, Chaudhry said.

“The law expresses that 20% of the gift’s worth ought to be depsited in the public exchequer. We altered the law and made it half,” he said.

Safeguarding the previous top state leader, Chaudhry said the gift things were not offered to the Dubai-based finance manager and Bushra Bibi’s companion played no part in their deal.

“The watch was not offered to anybody named Umar Zahoor. The watch was not given over to Farah available to be purchased and she plays no part in it,” he said, as he evened out claims against the mogul.

Chaudhry said Zahoor has a sum of three siblings who are serving prison time in Norway. He added that the finance manager himself was confronting criminal cases.

The PTI pioneer additionally said that Zahoor took his kids to Dubai on unlawful documentation.

As far as concerns him, Bukhari said that previous president Asif Ali Zardari and ex-head of the state Nawaz Sharif likewise took gifts from Toshakahan yet no ruckus was seen when they did it.

“Graff has a few shops in Dubai, the cost of the watch can be gotten from any of those shops. The seller, who brought the watch from us, sold it at a pace of more than Rs60 million.”

The vendor who sold the watch isn’t in the nation these days, he said, taking note of that the PTI authority had the name and number of the individual.

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