The court remarked in the case that gifts are not only received but also given back to people abroad.
According to details, a case was heard in the Islamabad High Court regarding disclosure of information about gifts received by Imran Khan from Tosha Khana.
Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the case.
In a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, the court said that there is no point in keeping a gift by paying a certain amount of money. Make a policy that whatever gift comes will be deposited in the treasury.
Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb said that gifts are not only received but also given back to people abroad. Gifts that go abroad are bought from the national treasury.
The court said that all the gifts from outside should also be kept for display. It shouldn’t have been a policy to pay a few percent and take the gift home. Making such a policy means sealing the gifts.
The Deputy Attorney General said that I need time to get fresh instructions.
The court said that you should take instructions but until then follow the order of the Information Commission. The Information Commission said that if you give information about gifts to a citizen, then give it.
Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb said that the gifts of the last 20 years should be viewed in the same way. If there is a constitutional interpretation to be made, we will do it.
The Islamabad High Court, in pursuance of the order of the Information Commission to provide information about the gifts, directed to give the details of the gifts received by Imran Khan to the petitioner.
Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb said that people come and go, the Prime Minister’s Office resides there. Take back gifts from people who have taken them home.
The court remarked that whatever gift is given belongs to this office, not to take home.
Deputy Attorney General Arshad Kayani asked the court for time to seek directions on the permanent policy regarding gifts, on which the court granted two weeks to the Deputy Attorney General to take instructions.
Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb said that Pakistan had gifted a chair to US President Kennedy. That chair is on display.