Toshakhana case: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan can be arrested anytime. Lahore police has reached outside his house to arrest him. A large contingent of police has reached Zaman Park. Imran Khan’s supporters have also gathered outside his house. There are also reports of clashes between police and supporters. Tehreek-e-Insaf party workers are opposing his arrest.
Imran Khan’s supporters are enraged and are pelting stones at the police. The police also resorted to lathi charge to bring the situation under control. Yesterday i.e. on March 13, a court re-enforced the arrest warrant already issued against Imran. Last week, he got relief from the Lahore High Court and the arrest warrant was quashed. There are 80 cases against Imran Khan.
A police force has reached the barrier of Achison College and Zaman Park with water cannons and tear gas.
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 14, 2023
Allegations that Imran did not share details of gifts kept at the Toshakhana (during his time as prime minister) and the proceeds from their alleged sale were filed last year by MPs of the ruling coalition. On 21 October, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) concluded that the former prime minister had in fact made “false statements and false declarations” regarding the gifts.
The Toshakhana is a department under the Cabinet Division that stores gifts given to rulers and government officials by heads of other governments and foreign dignitaries. In accordance with the Toshakhana Rules, gifts/gifts and such other material received by the persons to whom these rules apply shall be reported to the Cabinet Division. In the order of the monitoring body, it was said that Imran is disqualified under Article 63 (1) (P) of the Constitution.