Imran Khan will be charged by an Islamabad court in the Toshakhana case on Feb 7

A district and sessions court in the nation’s capital declared on Tuesday that Imran Khan would be charged in the Toshakhana reference case on February 7.

Further Sessions The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has filed a criminal complaint against the leader of the PTI for allegedly lying to the authorities regarding gifts he got from foreign dignitaries while serving as prime minister of the nation. Judge Zafar Iqbal is currently hearing the case.

The court set February 7 for the indictment of Mr. Khan in the case at the beginning of the hearing. The PTI leader was also called before the judge on Tuesday in his individual capacity, but he chose not to appear because he is still suffering from wounds in Lahore following an attempted assassination in Wazirabad.

The attorney for Mr. Khan said that during the prior hearing, he had provided a medical certificate for his client. The ECP attorney urged the judge to issue an arrest warrant for the PTI chairman because he failed to appear in court.

In order to start criminal proceedings against Imran Khan for making an incorrect asset declaration for the years 2017–2018 and 2018–19, the top electoral body sent a reference to the district and sessions court last year. This was done in accordance with Sections 137, 170, and 167 of the Election Act. In the plea, the ECP demanded that the PTI leader serve a three-year prison sentence and pay a fine.

The court accepted the commission’s argument against Mr. Khan on December 15. The court observed in its three-page decision that, at least initially, the former premier didn’t specify the specifics of the gifts he received from the Toshakhana. The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) filed a complaint with the ECP against Imran Khan in August of last year for failing to disclose the specifics of gifts he received from Toshakhana for Rs21.5 million.

Written by Aly Bukshi

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