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Imran Khan embarrasses Pakistan, accused of secretly selling official gifts

Published on Oct 21, 2021 08:05 PM IST

Pakistan's Opposition parties on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of selling gifts he received from other countries' heads, including an expensive watch worth USD 1 million. Gifts are routinely exchanged between heads of states or officers holding constitutional positions during a state visit. According to the gift depository (Toshakhana) rules, these gifts remain the property of the state unless sold at an open auction. Rules allow officials to retain gifts with a market value of less than 10,000 without paying anything, The Express Tribune newspaper reported. "Imran Khan has sold the gifts he received from other countries," PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz tweeted in Urdu. Watch this report for more.

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