Pakistan’s election commission unanimously decided that he had provided incorrect information in the case and disqualified him from being a member of parliament.
Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party immediately rejected Friday’s ruling and called on supporters to take to the streets.
The Toshakhana controversy erupted last year after disclosing that Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi bought gifts from the Toshakhana and later sold them in the market at discounted rates.
The PTI had initially expressed reluctance to reveal the details of the gifts given to Khan, saying that the revelation could potentially jeopardise Pakistan’s foreign relations.
Toshakhana rules state that all gifts must be submitted to the department. However, they can later be bought. While selling the gifts is not strictly illegal, many consider it unethical and morally wrong. The case filed against Khan said the former prime minister had received a total of 58 boxes containing various items during his time in office.