Earlier on Wednesday, the Pakistan authorities registered a case of fraud and forgery in opposition to former prime minister Khan, his spouse Bushra Bibi and their shut aides for allegedly making ready and submitting faux and solid receipts relating to Toshakhana presents.
The Lahore excessive court docket (LHC) additionally stopped police from arresting Khan’s spouse Bushra Bibi until June 13 in any case.
The LHC decide Amjad Rafique granted bail to the couple after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman appeared earlier than it amid excessive safety.
Khan’s counsel contended that his shopper has been falsely implicated within the case with malafide intentions and ulterior motives.
“The only goal of naming the petitioner within the FIR is to harass, blackmail and politically victimise Khan,” the lawyer stated and requested that protecting bail be granted.
Within the FIR registered in Islamabad, the police booked Khan, his spouse Bushra Bibi and his two aides Shahzad Akbar and Zulfi Bukhari.
“The suspects dedicated fraud, and forgery when the PTI was in energy for the aim of dishonest and introduced a faux receipt of our enterprise letterhead whereby false receipt exhibiting sale purchases of presents equivalent to watches, cuff hyperlinks are fraudulently obtained from Toshakhana (nationwide treasury) with false signatures was ready,” the FIR stated.
The Toshakhana is a division beneath the executive management of the Cupboard Division and shops treasured presents given to rulers, parliamentarians, bureaucrats, and officers by heads of different governments and states and overseas dignitaries.
On a separate petition of Bushra Bibi, Amjad Rafique granted her bail on this case and likewise stopped the police from arresting her until June 13.
The Toshakhana difficulty over the sale of state presents acquired by the cricketer-turned-politician grew to become a serious difficulty in nationwide politics after the Election Fee of Pakistan disqualified the previous premier for making “false statements and incorrect declaration”.
Khan is dealing with over 100 instances, whereas Bushra is nominated in two instances — Toshakhana (presents) and the Al-Qadir Belief case.
The Al-Qadir Belief case alleges that the PTI chief and his spouse obtained billions of rupees and land from an actual property agency for legalising Rs 50 billion that was recognized and returned to the nation by the UK through the earlier PTI authorities.