In a significant setback for former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has dismissed his plea to halt the ongoing criminal proceedings against him in the Toshakhana corruption case. The case revolves around allegations that Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, deliberately concealed information regarding gifts he received from the Toshakhana during his tenure as Prime Minister. Furthermore, there are suspicions surrounding the proceeds from the reported sales of these gifts.
The Toshakhana serves as a repository for presents given to government officials from foreign dignitaries. Imran Khan’s alleged failure to disclose the details of these gifts has resulted in legal ramifications, with criminal proceedings initiated against him.
The Supreme Court’s rejection of his plea signifies a significant development in the case, as it allows the criminal proceedings to continue. The matter remains closely watched in Pakistan, given Imran Khan’s prominent political stature and the implications it may have on the country’s political landscape.