A full record of all gifts given to Tosha Khana from 2002 to 2023 can be downloaded as a PDF by the Cabinet Division.
Tosha Khana is the name for the place where government officials, diplomats, and other important people keep the gifts they receive during official visits.
Pakistan’s Cabinet Division is in charge of keeping a full record of all gifts received and how they were later used.
This article aims to give a complete list of the gifts that were given and what was done with them from 2002 to 2023.
Pakistan’s federal government released a record of Toshakhana gifts from 2002 on March 12, 2023. This was a first in the country’s history. The 446-page document has a list of gifts that presidents, prime ministers, and federal ministers have received.
It’s important to remember that just recently, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that the federal government had decided not to release the information from the state database that keeps track of gifts that foreign dignitaries and other governments have given to public officeholders.
Complete Record of Tosha Khana PDF from 2002-2023
In 2008, Nawaz Sharif, who used to be prime minister, bought a Mercedes Benz. The luxury car cost Rs4,25,500 on the market, but Toshakhana sold it to him for only Rs636,000.
In addition, he spent Rs43,000 on a set of glasses and Rs6,000 on a carpet. He spent Rs240,000 on a pair of cufflinks and a watch that were worth Rs1,200,000. He got a vase worth Rs8,000 that he didn’t pay for.
Asif Ali Zardari
Asif Ali Zardari, who used to be president, bought a Jovani watch and horse model for Rs79,005. The model was worth Rs540,000.
He also got a BMW worth Rs5,078,000 and a Toyota Lexus worth Rs5,000 as presents. The two cars cost the former president Rs16,100,000 to buy.
He got a painting worth Rs10,000 that he didn’t pay for.
In 2009, he paid Rs4,100,000 for a high-end BMW that was worth Rs27,300,000 on the market.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari got a vase worth Rs6,500 that he did not have to pay for.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif didn’t pay for dozens of things from Toshakhana, including a cow model (R8,000), a decanter (R25,000), a wall hanging (R17,000), a bowl, a dagger (Rs50,000), a booklet (R10,000), a model of a stadium (R15,000), an onyx plate (R2,200), a horse metal sculpture (R28,000), chocolate and honey (R12,000) (Rs28,000).
PM Shehbaz Sharif paid Rs185,000 for a gold vase that should have cost Rs400,000.
Shehbaz Sharif, who was the CM at the time, bought a piece of decor for Rs5,000 in 2013 that should have cost Rs35,000.
Sharif kept a 20,000 rupee (Rs) ceramic bowl and a 12,000 rupee (Rs) painting with a frame without paying a single rupee to the government. Other items included a vase (Rs22,000), an Orange Train model (Rs10,000), a souvenir (Rs8,000), honey (Rs1,000), herbal tea (Rs3,000), jam (Rs6,000), three footballs (Rs15,000), a decanter (Rs22,000), an Arabian coffee container (Rs26,000), Arabian coffee (Rs26,000), a bowl set (Rs10,000), and a carpet (Rs30,000).
Imran Khan got a lot of presents. He only had to pay Rs 2 crore to keep a Rolex watch worth Rs 8.5 crore, cufflinks, a pen, and one ring. The record shows that the cufflinks were originally worth Rs 56,70,000, the pen was worth Rs 15,00,000, and the ring was worth Rs 87,50,000.
He also kept for free a wooden box for oud and two perfumes. These things were worth Rs 500,000. He also kept a Rolex watch that was worth Rs 1.5 million but only cost him Rs 294,000.
He only paid Rs 338,600 for the other gifts, which included another Rolex watch worth Rs 900,000, a ladies’ watch worth Rs 400,000, an I Phone worth Rs 210,000, two suits for men that cost Rs 30,000 each, four perfumes worth Rs 35,000, Rs 30,000, Rs 26,000, and Rs 40,000 each, a purse worth Rs 6,000, a ladies’ purse worth Rs 18,000, and a ballpoint pen that cost Rs 28,000.
Members of the Sharif family
The pineapple box was not paid for by Maryam Nawaz, Kulsoom Nawaz, or Nawaz Sharif.
The former PM Shaukat Aziz spent Rs24,000 on gifts for the Toshakhana that were worth Rs170,000.
Rana Jawad, the head of Geo News, paid Rs20,000 for a watch that was worth Rs110,000.
Ishaq Dar spent Rs1,000 on an Rs15,000 bed sheet.
In 2009, Marriyum Aurangzeb’s mother bought two watches for Rs30,000 that were worth Rs115,000.