Prime News, International (Islamabad), Oct 21:- Pakistan’s Opposition parties on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of selling gifts he received from other countries’ heads, including an expensive watch worth USD 1 million.
Gifts are routinely exchanged between heads of state or officers holding constitutional positions during a state visit. According to the gift depository (Toshakhana) rules, these gifts remain the property of the state unless sold at an open auction. Rules allow officials to retain gifts with a market value of less than Rs 10,000 without paying anything, The Express Tribune newspaper reported.
“Imran Khan has sold the gifts he received from other countries,” PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz tweeted in Urdu.
“Caliph Hazrat Omar (companion of Prophet Muhammad) was accountable for his shirt and robe and you (Imran Khan), on the other hand, looted foreign gifts from Toshakhana and you are talking of setting up a state of Madina? How can a person (Khan) be this insensitive, deaf, dumb and blind?” asked the daughter of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Opposition alliance- Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)- president Maulana Fazlur Rehman said there are reports that prime minister Khan has sold a precious watch he received from a prince. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).