New policy introduced after Toshakhana records expose top politicians
- Govt introduces Toshakhana Policy 2023.
- Public place of work holders can not obtain money as reward, say assets
- Imposes ban on receiving automobiles, watches, jewelry.
ISLAMABAD: The federal executive has banned executive officers together with the president, top minister and cupboard contributors from receiving Toshakhana presents valued over $300, Geo News reported Tuesday mentioning assets.
Apart from that, judges and civil and armed forces officials also are limited from receiving presents price greater than $300. The executive, whilst issuing related directions in regards to the Toshakhana Policy 2023, has introduced to straight away put in force it.
The new policy has been carried out after the 2002-2023 report confirmed top political leaders retained presents after making minimal bills.
Toshakhana presents and gifts from overseas notables and dignitaries — given to senior state and executive officers and deposited in a ‘treasure space’ — are in most cases regarded as the state’s ownership. However, as in keeping with executive policy, those presents are handiest to be had to the political and bureaucratic elite, each civilian and armed forces, and judges of the awesome judiciary.
These maximum influential segments of society are historically allowed to retain the presents won right through reliable overseas excursions or from dignitaries of overseas international locations on highly-subsidised charges or they’re auctioned to officials of the government and military. Whatever is left turns into a part of the Toshakhana.
According to assets, the federal government imposed a ban on receiving automobiles, watches, jewelry and different presents price hundreds of thousands of rupees.
The president, top minister, cupboard contributors, judges and civil and armed forces officials can be banned from receiving presents price greater than $300 bucks, whilst the president, top minister and cupboard contributors receiving money as presents from home and overseas dignitaries will even prohibited, the assets stated.
Judges and civil and armed forces officials can be banned from receiving money as presents from home and overseas dignitaries, and upon receiving pressured money presents, they’re going to be urged to “immediately deposit” all of the quantity to the nationwide treasury, the assets stated, including that no one will be approved to buy automobiles and treasured antiques won as presents.
Under the brand new policy, proficient automobiles can be correctly catalogued and displayed within the central pool of automobiles of the Cabinet Division, whilst treasured antiques can be displayed at reliable puts owned via the federal government, the assets shared. Besides this, the president, top minister, cupboard contributors, judges, civil and armed forces officials can be approved to shop for presents price not up to $300 at marketplace price, whilst the general public can be eligible to shop for presents price greater than $300 thru an open public sale, in step with the policy.
According to the assets, with the exception of the president and PM, different officers can be banned from receiving presents for his or her households and gold and silver cash can be passed over to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
Strict motion can be taken towards any person violating the Toshakhana policy, the assets shared, including that officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be obliged to supply presents to the Cabinet Division. The price of the presents can be decided via knowledgeable officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and personal companies, whilst the worth of the guns won as presents can be decided via personal companies.
The assets stated that grade 1 to grade 4 workers will be capable to obtain money as presents from overseas dignitaries.