Imran Khan’s Toshakhana case to be heard by new judge

A new judge has been appointed to preside over the Toshakhana case that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has filed against the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a notification stating that Additional Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar will take over the case on April 29. The previous judge, Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal, who was hearing the case earlier, has been transferred to East Zone. In the reference filed against Imran Khan by lawmakers from the ruling coalition last year, they accused him of not disclosing the details of gifts he retained from Toshakhana in his assets declarations. The ECP, after concluding in October last year that the PTI chief filed false statements regarding the gifts, disqualified him for being dishonest and corrupt. Consequently, the electoral watchdog approached the district and sessions court seeking criminal proceedings against Imran Khan for allegedly deceiving officials about the gifts.