Court summons Imran today as Toshakhana case hearing begins.

ISLAMABAD -- The criminal trial of former prime minister and Pakistan TehAreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for concealing information about the Toshakhana gifts formally began on Monday, as the district and sessions court summoned him for Tuesday (today) on a reference filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Last week, the ECP had sent the reference to the court, asking it to proceed against Mr Khan under the criminal law for allegedly misleading officials about the gifts he received from foreign dignitaries during his tenure as the prime minister. The commission seeks a three-year jail term and imposition of fine as the punishment.

ADSJ Zafar Iqbal will conduct the hearing, and summoned Mr Khan for Tuesday.

The complainant in the reference is the Islamabad deputy election commissioner. The reference stated that Mr Khan had 'deliberately concealed his assets relating to Toshakhna gifts retained by him particularly in year 2018 and 2019... in the...

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