Govt declassifies Toshakhana records.

ISLAMABAD -- In connection with the Toshakhana gifts, the federal government declassified on Sunday the records since 2002 for the first time in the country's history.

A 446-page record of Toshakhana gifts from 2002 to March 2023 had been released, which included details of the Toshakhana gifts of the presidents, prime ministers, and federal ministers. During the ongoing year, the incumbent government received 59 gifts.

According to the records released by the government, 224 gifts were received in Toshakhana 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.

On Thursday, the federal cabinet had decided to make the details and records of Toshakhana, a state repository that stores gifts received by public officeholders from other governments and foreign dignitaries, public, said Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.

Mr Asif took to Twitter, stating: 'The cabinet has allowed declassification of Toshakhana record. It would soon be posted on website of the cabinet division'.

The Toshakhana department, which was established in 1978, and all the public officeholders, including parliamentarians and bureaucrats, are bound to report the gifts to the Cabinet...

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