The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has set aside an earlier verdict of the session court that had declared the Toshakhana reference against PTI chairman maintainable for criminal proceedings. IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq gave the reserved verdict and ordered the session to court hear and decide on the matter again.
Ex-prime minister Imran Khan on Monday responded to the Toshakana controversy and said they were his gifts, so it was his choice whether to keep them or not. “Mera tohfa, meri marzi [my gift, my choice],” the PTI chairman told reporters during an informal conversation. “Whatever I took from Toshakana is on record. I purchased the gifts after paying 50% of the cost,” Khan said.
The government has decided to auction various items available in the Toshakhana of the Cabinet Division. These items range from a L.U. Chopard watch worth Rs17.5 million to a Rolex watch of Rs3.5 million. The items will be available for the officers of the federal government and armed forces to bid on when the auction starts on November 4, according to a Cabinet Division notification.