The federal government has made the Toshakhana record for the last 21 years public. The record revealed that apart from politicians, top ranking military officials also acquired gifts.
Following the approval of federal cabinet, the record was made public which shows the details of over 4,000 gifts. Most of these gifts were acquired by paying money, while some were auctioned off.
Out of the total 4,000 gifts, 400 gifts were either bought by military officials or a few were of them were taken for free.
According to the record, former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Chief General (r) Zaheer ul Islam paid 2,000 rupees for a carpet worth Rs. 20,000. Similarly, former ISI Lieutenant Colonel Noman Aziz acquired a gift by paying Rs. 2,000.
Former Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, while serving as a lieutenant general in 2006, got a Rado watch worth 27 thousand rupees by paying 2 thousand 550 rupees, while another watch worth 60 thousand rupees was bought for 7 thousand 500 rupees.
Lieutenant General (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa, while serving as the Deputy Military Secretary of former President Pervez Musharraf, kept a Samsung watch without paying any money, while 3 watches were obtained from Toshakhana after paying their price.
Former President Pervez Musharraf’s Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Hamid Javed bought a watch worth Rs 21,000 for Rs 1,600.
In 2005, General Saleem Hayat, as Vice Chief of Army Staff, bought 2 watches worth 30,000 and 16,000 rupees by paying 5,400 rupees.
Air Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt bought 2 Apple iPads worth Rs. 55,000 and Rs. 26,000 in 2015 for Rs. 14,200. He bought a camera worth 36 thousand rupees and a ladies watch worth 40 thousand rupees for 13 thousand rupees.
He also bought another camera worth 45 thousand rupees and a watch worth 50 thousand rupees for 17 thousand rupees, while a Sony camera worth 35 thousand rupees was bought for 5 thousand rupees.
The list of gifts of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is no less long among the top officials who have benefited from Toshakhana.
In 2016, he bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone worth Rs. 44,000 for Rs. 6,800, while a Sony camera worth Rs. 40,000 was taken from Toshakhana for Rs. 4,000.
According to the records, the Chief of Naval Staff bought an iPhone 6 and a watch for Rs 14,000, while a set of studs and pens were kept for himself by paying Rs 1,000.
He also bought another iPhone worth Rs 70,000 and a watch worth Rs 35,000 for Rs 19,000. The wife of the Chief of Naval Staff bought a watch and a ball pen set for one thousand rupees.
In addition to that, he bought bought 2 watches worth 50, 50 thousand rupees for 18 thousand rupees while he got a watch worth 55 thousand rupees for 9 thousand rupees. Other gifts bought by him include iPad, Rolex watch, jewelery set, rings and necklaces
Major General Nadeem Taj served as the military secretary of former President Pervez Musharraf. According to Toshakhana records, he bought a watch from Tosha Khana in 2002, which was priced at Rs 85,000, for just Rs 11,250.
Apart from this, a watch worth 75 thousand rupees was bought by paying 9 thousand 750 rupees, while his Begum kept a watch worth 45 thousand rupees by depositing 5 thousand 250 rupees and a watch worth more than 100,000 rupees for 13 thousand rupees.
Apart from this, Major General Nadeem Taj kept a jewelery box, a handbag, a piece of cloth, a ladies coat, a few books and a necklace worth 2 thousand rupees without depositing any money while as the military secretary he received 2 pieces of Samsung watches and his wife also kept a saree.
Lt. Col. Kamran Zia, who served as Deputy Military Secretary to former President Pervez Musharraf, kept a gifted jewelry box and a T-shirt.
Former President Pervez Musharraf’s personal physician, Major General Tasawar Hussain, bought 2 watches from Tosha Khana, while he kept a shirt. Besides, he bought 5 watches from Tosha Khana in 2005, while he kept a shirt and a vase without paying any price.
Colonel Salik Nawaz, who served as Deputy Chief Protocol Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the tenure of former President Pervez Musharraf, kept 2 shirts, a candle stand, 2 sets of plates, a carpet, 3 vases, water containers, 2 pens, a metal box, a wooden box, a decoration piece and a camera, while he also paid the price of the 6 watches and a mobile phone he had received as a gift.
In 2002, Major Dr. Abdul Basit, who served as the medical officer of the Army Chief, bought 2 watches from Toshakhana.
In 2003, Brigadier Imran Malik, who was the military secretary of the Prime Minister, kept a decoration plate and a jewelery box while buying 3 watches and a mobile set from Tosha Khana.
In 2004, Brigadier Tahir Malik, the Military Secretary of the Prime Minister, kept a wooden decoration piece, a watch, a book, a coin, a knife, a shawl, a book, a pen, a wall-hanging decoration set and 2 mats free of charge.
While 5 watches and one carpet were bought from Toshakhana by paying the price. His wife bought a watch and 2 vases from Tosha Khana.
In 2005, Prime Minister’s Military Secretary Brigadier Irfan Azam kept a bowl, a cigar box, a decoration piece and a table clock, while a mobile set, 2 watches and a camera were taken by paying the price.
Former President Asif Ali Zardari’s Military Secretary Brigadier Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain kept a music player, a vase, a carpet, a decoration piece and 2 pens without paying any price, while a watch worth Rs. 130,000 was bought for Rs. 18,000.
In 2014, Brigadier Mohammad Amir, who was the Military Secretary of the President, bought a watch worth 4 lakh 70 thousand rupees for 92 thousand rupees, while he got a Rolex watch worth more than 22 lakh rupees for 11 lakh rupees.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Military Secretary Brigadier Iftikhar Cheema bought a watch worth 13 lakh rupees by paying 6 lakh 35 thousand rupees in 2019.
He also got a watch worth 16 lakh rupees for 7 lakh rupees while he bought 3 more watches from Toshakhana.
In 2016, Major General Ali Abbas bought a watch worth 70 thousand rupees for 12 thousand rupees, Lieutenant General Khalid Asghar bought a watch worth 1 lakh 10 thousand rupees for 20 thousand rupees, and Major General Syed Shafqat bought a watch worth 1 lakh 10 thousand rupees for 20 thousand rupees.
Maj. Gen. Akhtar Jameel Rao, Maj. Gen. Rehan Abdul Baqi received watches worth Rs. 100,000 by paying Rs. 20,000.