ECP reserves verdict in Toshakhana case.

ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday reserved its verdict in the Toshakhana reference against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan.

A four-member ECP bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, heard the reference seeking disqualification of PTI Chairman Imran Khan from holding any public office for concealing the Toshakhana gifts he received from foreign dignitaries during his tenure as prime minister of Pakistan.

Barrister Ali Zafar and Barrister Gohar represented Imran Khan, while Khalid Ishaq represented Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha.

Khalid Ishaq argued that Imran Khan did not share the details of gifts he purchased from Toshakhana. PTI chairman, in his reply submitted to the ECP, had admitted that he had received gifts and sold these in the same financial year he had received them.

He said that the former prime minister had also admitted that he had not mentioned these gifts in his returns submitted to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) because he thought that disclosing sold assets was not mandatory.

Khalid Ishaq said that the case in the commission was against Imran Khan and not any other member of the assembly, adding that every Member of Assembly was bound to submit details of...

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