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‘Imran, Bushra misused PM’s Office for Rs1.55bn financial benefit’

According to witness Bin Yameen, the graph jewelry set was not deposited by the criminals in Toshakhana

By Our Correspondent
February 03, 2024
Former prime minister Imran Khan (centre) with his wife Bushra Bibi (left) arrive to appear at Lahore High Court on May 15, 2023. — AFP
Former prime minister Imran Khan (centre) with his wife Bushra Bibi (left) arrive to appear at Lahore High Court on May 15, 2023. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir Friday issued a 44-page verdict in the Toshakhana case against the PTI founder chairman Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi.

The verdict said the couple misused the Prime Minister’s Office and obtained a financial benefit of Rs1553.72 million. The verdict said both the convicts received 108 gifts from foreign leaders. Bushra received a graph jewelry set as a gift from the Saudi crown prince. The set was reported in Toshakhana but not submitted. Bushra paid Rs90 lakh for the gift against the actual value of over Rs3 billion and 16 crore, said Shoaib Abbasi, who determined the gift.

According to witness Bin Yameen, the graph jewelry set was not deposited by the criminals in Toshakhana.

According to the judgment, the fine amount will be recoverable in the form of tax arrears, while the time spent in jail will be considered part of the punishment.