Islamabad: A 'gift scam' has now come to light in Pakistan, which is reeling under a financial crunch. In fact, Pak Imran Khan sold gifts given by several diplomats, including a gift watch from Saudi. Opposition leader and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman have accused him of destroying the economy. Oil prices in Pakistan are constantly rising. The Opposition says lakhs of people have lost their jobs.
On the other hand, PM and Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif have said that while the whole world is now recovering from the Coronavirus disaster, people in Pakistan are dying of dengue. He said that while the price of sugar used to be Rs.50 per kg, it has now gone up to Rs.120. 25 per unit instead of 10-11. Imran Khan was gifted by Saudi Arabia's Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman at the time of his sale.
The watch was reportedly priced at $1 million (Rs 7.48 crore). Imran Khan has been accused of selling gifts illegally. In Pakistan, the rule says that officers can keep gifts up to Rs. Imran Khan sold the watch in Dubai and kept the money with him.