ISLAMABAD – For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the federal government on Sunday made the record of Toshakhana gifts since 2002 public.
The development comes days after Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said the federal government had given not to declassify the data of the state repository that stores gifts received by public officeholders from other governments and foreign dignitaries.
The 446-page document contains record of the period from 2002 to 2023. It reveals the list of gifts received by presidents, prime ministers and federal ministers. During this year 2023, the current coalition government received 59 gifts from different countries.
According to the records released by the government, 224 gifts were received in 2022, 116 gifts in 2021, 175 gifts in 2018 and 91 gifts in 2014 while 177 gifts were received by government officials in 2015.
The document carries records of gifts retained by later former president Gen (retd) Parvez Musharraf, former prime ministers Shaukat Aziz, Yusuf Raza Gilani, Raja Parvez Ashraf, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan.
The record shows, Imran Khan bought a diamond-gold watch worth Rs85 million, a pair of cufflinks worth Rs5.67 million, a pen worth Rs1.5 million and a ring worth Rs8.7 million. The former premier retained all the gifts by paying around Rs20 million.
Besides that, the PTI chief retained another watch worth Rs3.88 million by paying Rs754,000.
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The Toshakhana department, which was established in 1978, and all the public officeholders, including parliamentarians and bureaucrats, are bound to deposit gifts in it. The department came under the spotlight when Election Commission of Pakistan initiated proceedings against former prime minister Imran Khan for disclosing the details of Toshakhana gifts retained by him in the declaration.
Last year, the ECP also disqualified the PTI chief as member of the National Assembly in the Toshakhana case for not disclosing the giftsr. A districts and sessions court in the federal capital is also hearing a criminal case after it was referred by the electoral body.
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 May 27, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||381||384.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.6||36.95|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.98||178.98|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,550 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs201,950.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Karachi||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Islamabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Peshawar||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Quetta||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Sialkot||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Attock||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Gujranwala||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Jehlum||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Multan||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Gujrat||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Nawabshah||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Chakwal||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Hyderabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Nowshehra||lPKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Sargodha||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Faisalabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Mirpur||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
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