Committee establishes to make new Toshakhana policy after IK watch selling ‘scandal’

Incumbent coalition government has been repeatedly accused Imran Khan for using Toshakhana for personnel benefits violating all rules of the land and also setting aside moral values by selling the gifts of oil-rich countries leaders in the Gulf and local markets. PTI denied these allegations. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed a committee to formulate qnd propose a new Toshakhana Policy.

Incumbent coalition government has been repeatedly accused Imran Khan for using Toshakhana for personnel benefits violating all rules of the land and also setting aside moral values by selling the gifts of oil-rich countries leaders in the Gulf and local markets. PTI denied these allegations.

In a latest development, the committee has been given one month to complete the task, with directions that it should be more open, transparent, having appropriate provision for declassification, and in line with international best practices.

Cabinet Secretariat Deputy Secretary coordination Faasal Tehseen issued a notification in this regard.

As per the notification, the Prime Minister has been pleased to approve the constitution of an Inter-Ministerial Committee with the following composition, to formulate the new Toshakhana policy.

The committee comprised upon Minister for Defence, Syed Tariq Fatemi, SAPM, Minister for Commerce, Minister for Law and Justice, Secretary, Cabinet Division, Secretary, Foreign Affairs, Secretary Finance, Secretary Law and Justice, Secretary Information and Broadcasting, Khawaja Zaheer Ahmed, Retd/BS-22, Aftab Sultan, former DO IB and Additional Secretary of Cabinet Division.

Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division will be the Secretary to the Committee.

The Committee ToRs included holistically reviewing/revisiting the procedure for the acceptance and disposal of gifts, 2018′ and preparing a new draft.

The draft should be more open and transparent with appropriate provisions for declassification.

The new Toshakhana Procedure should be in the light of requirements of transparency and international best practices.

The Committee will submit its report to the Prime Minister within a period of one month, and the Cabinet Division will provide Secretariat support to the Committee.