Govt starts tightening noose around Farah Gogi in Toshakhana watch case

By: News Desk
Published: 11:37 PM, 19 Nov, 2022
Govt starts tightening noose around Farah Gogi in Toshakhana watch case
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The federal government has started tightening its nose around Farah Gogi for her alleged involvement in selling the Toshakhana gifts, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the sources, the government had succeeded in retrieving data about the foreign tours conducted by Farhat Shehzadi, aka Farah Gogi, a close ally of former prime minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi.

According to the records, she visited the UAE several times between 2018 and 2022.

The sources said that Farah Gogi often used private jets to fly abroad.

“Travel on private planes does not lead to immigration. Immigration records of Farah Gogi leaving Pakistan are not available, they added.

The sources said that the government initiated a probe against those who facilitated Farah Gogi's foreign tours. The owners of the private used by Farah Gogi will also be trialled.

Farah Gogi also possessed a passport from the Republic of Vanuatu that was also used to travel abroad, the sources claimed. This passport was arranged for her by a Dubai-based company.  

Pertinent to note that Farah Gogi and Shahzad Akbar had been alleged for selling the expensive Graff wristwatch to a Dubai-based businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor. The watch was gifted to the former prime minister Imran Khan by Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.

The watch was worth at least $2 million. It is claimed that Zahoor has evidence for the purchase of a rare watch along with three other Toshakhana gifts for 7.5 million Dirhams.

Zahoor has alleged that he was later blackmailed and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered fake cases of money laundering against him when he had refused to listen to the demands that were made by his former wife Sophia Mirza.

Zahoor has also presented an affidavit listing four gifts that he had purchased.

On October 21, 2022 the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) disqualified Imran Khan for five years in the Toshakhana case.

A five-member bench of the ECP had given a unanimous verdict in the Toshakhana reference while the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) himself read out the verdict.

The ECP disqualified Imran Khan under Article 63(1)(P) of the Constitution and Sections 137 and 173 of the Election Act.

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