LHC Bans to Auction Toshakhana Gifts

LHC Bans to Auction Toshakhana Gifts – no gifts are to auctioned. The federal government is asked to submit its response by Dec 9.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has asked the federal government from auctioning precious items in the Toshakhana of the Cabinet Division till further orders.

LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan directed the government to submit its response on an order moved by Advocate Adnan Paracha against Toshakhana items’ auction slated for November 15.

The state counsel informed that the auction is held in line with the relevant laws.

The petitioner claimed that the auction is not advertised and these gifts are being given to bureaucrats in violation of the laws.

He added that gifts were given to the president, the prime minister, and ministers by foreign state officials merely to build strong relations.

It is also informed that the court ordered the government to submit the response by December 9. It also put the attorney general on notice.

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