Hearing of govt’s plea in Toshakhana case fixed

The IHC has granted the government three opportunities to present its arguments

Our Correspondent April 09, 2022
Islamabad High Court. PHOTO: IHC WEBSITE



The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has fixed the hearing of the government’s petition against revealing the details of the foreign gifts.

Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb of the IHC will hear the government's petition on April 20.

The government has on several occasions refused to provide details of foreign gifts received by Prime Minister Imran Khan, for which the government had approached the high court.

The Cabinet Division had filed a petition against the decision of the Pakistan Information Commission (PIC).

A citizen, Rana Abrar Khalid, had sought the details of gifts. The federation, in its petition through the Cabinet Division, cited the PIC and Rana Abrar Khalid as respondents.

The PIC had directed Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide details of the gifts received. However, the government contended that the disclosure of any information related to Toshakhana possibly can damage Pakistan’s relations with other countries.

The IHC has granted the government three opportunities to present its arguments.
In December 2021, Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan sought adjournment of the case due to engagements in the Supreme Court.


Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ