ISLAMABAD – An audio clip allegedly of Bushra Bibi, the wife of former prime minister Imran Khan, was leaked online on Thursday.
In the clip, the voice believed to be of Bushra Bibi, is heard saying: "There are some watches of Imran Khan, which the PTI chief received as gifts from foreign leaders."
Bushra allegedly told Zulfi Bukhari that "Khan Sahab asked her to hand over the watches to Zulfi," saying "those watches were not in Imran Khan's use anymore."
گھڑیوں کا کاروبار ۔۔۔۔ اصل کردار سامنے آگیا۔ بشری بی بی اور زلفی بخاری کی آڈیو لیک pic.twitter.com/Exk4l7x6xj— Saleem Safi (@SaleemKhanSafi) December 8, 2022
Another voice believed to be of Zulfi Bukhari, who is the former aide to the ousted PM for Overseas Pakistanis, replied in the affirmative, saying ‘job will be done Murshid’.
The watches referred in the above-mentioned audio leak are believed to be the ones that the PTI chief received as gifts during his premiership.
PTI Chief and his wife reportedly retained at least 112 gift items worth more than Rs140 million, purchasing mere Rs38 million. The gifts included luxurious watches, diamond jewellery sets, pen and cuff links worth millions, dinner sets along with expensive perfumes.
Today's leak is the latest in the Toshakhana gifts scandal which was allegedly sold by former premier Imran Khan at throwaway prices.
Last month, a UAE-based businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor came up with claims about buying an ultra-expensive watch and other accessories. He claimed paying $2 million to Farah Gogi, a close friend of Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, in cash when he purchased the watch from her.
On the other hand, the luxury watch sellers Style Out Watches shared a clip in which they claimed that the wristwatch was sold by them in 2019 for $250 000.
Amid all the hype, PTI chief Imran Khan decided to move the court against UAE businessman, private TV channel anchor, and the media house for running a ‘smear campaign’ against him.
The populist leader earlier denied allegations leveled by ruling alliance members, however no member of former ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has reacted to recent audio leak
Imran Khan’s disqualification
Earlier in October, Pakistan’s top electoral watchdog disqualified ousted premier Imran Khan under Article 63(1)(p) in the Toshakhana gift depository reference.
ECP ruled that the populist leader intentionally and deliberately violated the provisions by submitting a false statement and incorrect declaration in the details of his assets and liabilities filed by him for the year 2020-21.
More to follow…
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||337.01||337.71|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Karachi||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Quetta||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Attock||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Multan||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|