Islamabad court indicts Imran Khan in Toshakhana case

Islamabad court indicts Imran Khan in Toshakhana case

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan was indicted in the Toshakhana case on Wednesday , a day after he was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust case.

Additional and District Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar presided over the hearing concerning the Toshakhana case.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had sought proceedings under the criminal law against the PTI chief.

The electoral body had approached the court on the matter on a reference filed by lawmakers from the ruling coalition last year.

According to the reference, Imran Khan had "deliberately concealed" details of the gifts he retained from the Toshaskhana, a repository where presents handed to government officials from foreign officials are kept, during his time as the prime minister and proceeds from their reported sales.

Meanwhile, an accountability court today reserved its verdict on the NAB's plea seeking 14-day remand of the PTI chairman.

Both the hearings were held at the Islamabad Police Lines, which was given the status of a court venue as a “one-time dispensation” late on Monday night, amid tight security.

The PTI chief was arrested on Tuesday from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises under a warrant issued by the NAB that accuses him of corruption and corrupt practices under Section 9(a) of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999.