Another alleged audio of Bushra Bibi, Bani Gala’s admin over Toshakhana gifts surfaces
Another alleged audio of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi and administrator Bani Gala over the Toshakhana gifts surfaced on social media.
Bushra Bibi can be purportedly heard talking to the administrator Inam Khan for taking photos of the Toshakhana gifts coming into Bani Gala.
Bushra Bibi: Hello!
Inam Khan: Assalamo alaikum.
Bushra Bibi: Waalaikum salam. Did you ask Asfer to make photographs of the items that came from the Toshakhana?
Inam Khan: No, I didn’t ask.
Bushra Bibi: Then why were the photos taken? Photos of things that come inside the house shouldn’t be made. Photos should only be made of the things going outside the house.
Inam Khan: It was just that…
Bushra Bibi: Why are the photos being captured of things which are coming to me?
Inam Khan: No, I… I didn’t ask to…
Bushra Bibi: [Talking about the other staff] He said Inaam has asked me and I’ve sent those to him.
Inam Khan: No no… I didn’t…
Bushra Bibi: Please hold.
Inam Khan: Sure.
Bushra to Asfer: Did you send the photographs to Inam?
Inam Khan: He has sent it, but I never asked.
Bushra to Asfer: Did Inam tell you to take photos?
Bushra to Asfer: Who asked for the photos to be made? Who? Why? Who… what evidence? Photos of things coming inside the house can’t be made because they were coming to me. Photos should be made of things going outside the house. Who makes photos of things coming inside the house? Proof of what? Why… why do you need to approve anything? Did you ask me? Did you ask me?
Bushra to Asfer: What do you mean by sorry? Did you ask me? You people have made a mockery of this house. The MS didn’t take any photos as he trusts us, who are you to take the photos?
Bushra to Inam: And why has he sent you the photos?
Inam Khan: Bibi, I don’t know. I just received the photos as we’ve received these things and we’re allowing them inside. I said okay, give it to Bibi, she’ll deal with it.
Bushra Bibi: What’s the point of this?
Inam Khan: Bibi, We’ve nothing to do with the photos.
Bushra Bibi: No, what would you do? what would you do? You won’t be coming inside the house from now on? Do you get it?
Inam Khan: Okay.
Bushra Bibi: Stay where you are sitting with these photos.
Inam Khan: Okay.
Notably, this is the second audio of former first lady related to Toshakhana case emerged on social media. Earlier on December 08, an alleged audio of Bushra Bibi and PTI leader Zulfi Bukhari, discussing trade of ‘some watches’ surfaced on social media.
Transcript of previous audio:
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 the current term of parliament 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.
Toshakhana case against Imran:
National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf sent a reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan for selling presents from Toshakhana during his government.
The case filed with the ECP sought his disqualification under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution which suggests disqualification if someone is not truthful.
In the reference, it was said that Imran Khan did not disclosed the details of gifts taken from Toshakhana and the money received from the sale of these gifts in his assets.
The former prime minister had responded to the controversy over the gifts found in the Toshakhana saying that, these were his gifts and it was his choice whether to keep them or not.