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Toshakhanna Record Details

 

In Pakistan, if any minister or adviser receives a gift during a visit, it is deposited in the Tosha Khana. From there its value is estimated, the person who received the gift can deposit 50% of the money and take it with him, otherwise the gift is deposited in the Tosha Khana for auctioned.

On 11 March 2023, the details of the ToshaKhana were published by the Cabinet Division, revealing many secrets. Recipients of the gifts include Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers, Ministers, Advisors, Pakistan Armed Forces and government officials.

Gifts are accepted in accordance with the policies below.

MONETARY LIMITS AS PER PROCEDURE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND THEIR DISPOSAL (21ST AUGUST, 2001 till 24 October 2011): - The monetary limits upto which the gifts can be retained by the recipient are as follows: -

  • Gifts upto a value of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) may be retained (free of cost) by the recipient. In case of low paid Government employees (BPS 1-BPS 10) the gift may be retained by the recipient irrespective of the value assessed.
  • Gifts valued above Rs.10,000/- may be allowed to be retained by the recipient on payment of 15% of the value exceeding Rs.10,000/-.
  • Gifts valued at Rs.400,000/- or more shall not be retained by the recipients, except President and the Head of the Government. This exemption shall however, not be available in case of antiques and gifts of intrinsic historical value.

MONETARY LIMITS AS PER PROCEDURE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND THEIR DISPOSAL (25.10.2011 to 12.10.2017): - The monetary limits upto which the gifts can be retained by the recipient are as follows: -

  • Gifts upto a value of Rs.20,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) may be retained (free of cost) by the recipient. In case of low paid Government employees (BPS 1-BPS 10) the gift may be retained by the recipient irrespective of the value assessed.
  • Gifts valued above Rs.20,000/- may be allowed to be retained by the recipient on payment of 20% of the value exceeding Rs.20,000/-.
  • Gifts valued at Rs.1,000,000/- or more shall not be retained by the recipients, except President and the Head of the Government. This exemption shall however, not be available in case of antiques and gifts of intrinsic historical value.

MONETARY LIMITS AS PER PROCEDURE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND THEIR DISPOSAL (13.10.2017 to 17.12.2018): - The monetary limits upto which the gifts can be retained by the recipient are as follows: -

  • Gifts upto a value of Rs.30,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) may be retained (free of cost) by the recipient. In case of low paid Government employees (BPS 1-BPS 10) the gift may be retained by the recipient irrespective of the value assessed.
  • Gifts valued above Rs.30,000/- may be allowed to be retained by the recipient on payment of 20% of the value exceeding Rs.30,000/-.
  • Gifts valued at Rs.1,000,000/- or more shall not be retained by the recipients, except President and the Head of the Government. This exemption shall however, not be available in case of antiques and gifts of intrinsic historical value.

MONETARY LIMITS AS PER PROCEDURE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND THEIR DISPOSAL (18.12.2018 to till date): - The monetary limits upto which the gifts can be retained by the recipient are as follows: -

  • Gifts upto a value of Rs.30,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) may be retained (free of cost) by the recipient. In case of low paid Government employees (BPS 1-BPS 10) the gift may be retained by the recipient irrespective of the value assessed.
  • Gifts valued above Rs.30,000/- may be allowed to be retained by the recipient on payment of 50% of the value exceeding Rs.30,000/-.
  • Gifts valued at Rs.1,000,000/- or more shall not be retained by the recipients, except President and the Head of the Government. This exemption shall however, not be available in case of antiques and gifts of intrinsic historical value.

 

 

About 5699 gifts were received from 2002 to 2023.

In which 2413 gifts were received free of cost.

1448 Gifts value submitted as per policy.

205 gifts were sent to Tosha Khana.

There were 65 gifts that were placed in the President's House, the Prime Minister's House, the Senate and the National Assembly.

171 gifts were auctioned.

While 135 gifts are still in process.

The following items are included in the gifts.

Watch=1262

Books=634

Decoration Pieces=358

Pen =319

Carpet=263

Model=246

Shield=200

Cufflinks=169

Bowl=142

Flower Vase=126

Picture=105

Wall Hanging=99

Tea Set=84

Coin=77

Jewelry Set/ Box=77

Necklace=75

Bracelet=75

Perfume=74

Mobile Phone=71

Tasbih=62

Cup=56

Wallet=55

Tray=55

CD=50

Shawl=49

Coffee Set=46

Table Clock=44

Shirts=41

Cigar Box=41

Cloth=38

Candle Stand=37

Suit=37

Camera=34

Ball Point=32

Album=31

Scarf=30

Brief Case=29

Key Chain=22

Dates=21

Honey=20

Dinner Set=18

Hand Bag=18

Wall Clock=16

Cigarette=16

Kaaba Stone=16

Mirror=16

Purse=14

Gowns=14

Coat=13

Kehwa Set Kettle=13

Diary=13

Olive Oil=12

Belt=12

Pistol=9

Holy Quran=9

Chaddar=8

Rifle=7

Laptop=7

DVD=7

Towel=7

Bangle=6

Chocolate=6

Dupatta=6

VCD Player=5

Car=5

Jay Namaz=4

USB=4

Floor Mat=3

Pineapple=3

Motorcycle=2

Tractor=2

Short Gun=2

Zafran=2

Nail Polish=2

Power Bank=2

Revolver=1

Walk-Man=1

Air Pods=1

These gifts were estimated at 16 billion rupees and they were sold for 21,723,1505 rupees as per the changing policies at different times, out of which 2,413 gifts were given absolutely free of cost.

Report by Malik Jamshaid Khokhar Source: Establishment Division

 

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