An alleged buyer of Toshakhana gifts denies purchasing of Imran Khan’s Graff watch
Mohammad Shafique, an alleged buyer of Toshakhana gifts and owner of Art of Times jeweler shop, has denied purchasing of Imran Khan’s expensive Graff watch.
PTI leaders have claimed that the Toshakhana’s expensive gifts were sold to the jeweler shop ‘Art of Times’ in Islamabad.
“My name is Mohammad Shafique and my shop is in Jinnah Supermarket F7 Islamabad, I’ve been accused that Imran Khan’s expensive watches were purchased by me. Neither I bought any watch nor I have anything to do with it” he said while refuting PTI’s claims of selling Toshakhana gifts to Islamabad based jeweler shop.
He added that the receipt and signatures linked to his shop and him were fake and fabricated.
Shafique furthered that his name was being used for political purposes saying, “If I am dragged into this matter again, I will take legal action.”
On the other hand, an alleged audio of PTI chairman Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi and PTI leader Zulfi Bukhari, discussing trade of ‘some watches’ surfaced on social media.
Bushra Bibi: Hello
Zulfi Bukhari: Salam Alaikum, ji
Bushra Bibi: Ji, Walaikum Salam, How are you?
Zulfi Bukhari: I’m fine Murshid, how are you?
Bushra Bibi: Thanks to Allah, Alhamdulillah. There are some watches of Khan Sahib. He asked me to send these to you and you will sell them because they are of no use to him.
Zulfi Bukhari: Yes
Bushra Bibi: So, he wants you to deal with it Zulfi: Yes, Murshid. I will do it
It is pertinent to mention here that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has disqualified PTI supremo Imran Khan for five years in Toshakhana case filed against him by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) citing, corrupt practices by party chairman.
He was accused of selling expensive gifts received by Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman.
Earlier, Umar Farooq Zahoor, a Dubai-based businessman, claimed that Imran Khan’s close aides, Farah Gogi and Shahzad Akbar allegedly sold some of the state gifts to him, including an expensive Graff wristwatch worth at least Rs2 billion gifted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Umar Farooq Zahoor, while giving an interview to private news channel said, that ‘in March 2019, former SAPM on accountability Shahzad Akbar contacted him and said that he has a set of worthy watches. He added that Shahzad Akbar told him to meet Farah Khan (close friend of Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi) during a Dubai visit and look at the unwanted rare gifts she wanted to sell.
The set included:
- Diamond Master Graff Tourbillion Minute Repeater with Makkah Map
- Dial GM2751 Diamond Cufflinks With 2.12ct H IF and 2.11 ct I IF
- Round Diamonds GR46899 Round Diamond Gent’s Ring 7.20ets I VVSI
- Rose Gold Pen Set with Pave Diamonds and Enamel Makkah Map