LAHORE: A Pakistani court on Wednesday granted preventive bail to former Prime Minister Imran Khan until June 21 after a new FIR was registered against him for committing a crime. forgery Selling state gifts.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Pakistani government registered a forgery case against former Prime Minister Khan, his wife Good news aunt and their close aides for allegedly preparing and presenting forged and forged receipts relating to the gifts of Toshakhana.
The Lahore High Court also prevented the police from detaining Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi until June 13 in any case.
LHC Judge Amjad Rafiq released the couple on bail after the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf appeared before her amidst tight security.
Khan’s lawyer alleged that his client was falsely implicated in the case with bad intentions and ulterior motives.
“The sole purpose of naming the petitioner in the FIR is to harass, blackmail and win over Khan politically,” said the lawyer, and demanded that he be granted protective bail.
In the registered FIR in Islamabad, police detained Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi and assistants Shahzad Akbar and Zulfi Bukhari.
“The suspects committed fraud and forgery when PTI was in power for the purpose of fraud and presented a fake receipt for our company official paper wherein a fake receipt showing gift purchases like watches and cufflinks was fraudulently obtained from Toshakhana (National Treasury) with fake signatures prepared,” she said. flight information area.
The Toshakhana is a department under the administrative control of the Cabinet Department and stores precious gifts given to rulers, parliamentarians, bureaucrats and officials by heads of government, other states and foreign dignitaries.
In a separate petition by Bushra Bibi, Amjad Rafeeq released her on bail in this case and prevented the police from detaining her until 13 June.
the Toshakhana case Over the sale of state gifts received by the cricketer-turned-politician has become a major issue in national politics after the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified the former prime minister for making “false statements and incorrect advertising”.
Khan is facing more than 100 cases, while Bushra is nominated in two cases – Toshakhana (Gifts) and Qader Trust case.
The Al-Qadir Trust case alleges that the PTI chairman and his wife obtained billions of rupees and land from a real estate company to legalize the 50 billion rupees that were identified and returned to the country by the UK during the previous PTI government.


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