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'Sold gifts through my military secretary,' Imran Khan tells judge at Toshakhana case hearing

11:11 PM | 1 Aug, 2023
'Sold gifts through my military secretary,' Imran Khan tells judge at Toshakhana case hearing
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ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday recorded his statement under Article 342 in the Toshakhana case at the Islamabad District and Sessions Court.

Khan signed the statement he recorded in the case and decided to present evidence in his defence. On being asked by the court if he was satisfied with his answers, Imran replied in the affirmative.

Khan submitted his statement based on 35 questions posed by the court. He told judge Humayun Dilawar that the Toshakhana case had been registered on political grounds and “both prosecution witnesses were puppets of the government”.

Khan said he didn't sell the Toshakhana gifts himself; he sold those gifts through his military secretary Brigadier Waseem Cheema.

The judge asked lawyer Khawaja Haris if he had been staying up late at night. He then recited a verse: “Teri subha keh rahi hai teri raat ka fasana.” The PTI chief told the judge this was the situation with all of them these days.

Barrister Gohar then sought some time to present the witnesses. “The list has not been prepared yet, so we need time to prepare the list,” the lawyer remarked, and asked for two days for the purpose.

The lawyer asked for time till August 3 to present the list of witnesses. The Election Commission’s lawyers opposed the plea for time. Amjad Pervaiz said there were two kinds of witnesses: public and private.

Judge Humayun Dilawar told the lawyer to make sure to provide the list of private witnesses tomorrow and adjourned the hearing of the case till 9:30am tomorrow.

In a related development, the Supreme Court has fixed for hearing tomorrow Imran Khan’s appeal against the high court's order rejecting a stay order in the Toshakhana case. A three-member bench headed by Justice Yahya Afridi will conduct the hearing tomorrow.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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