Pakistan HC suspends 14-year jail term of ex-PM Imran Khan, wife Bushra Bibi in Toshakhana case

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The two have been sentenced to 14 years in jail every by an accountability courtroom on January 31 for alleged corruption in state items they obtained from the state depository, days earlier than the overall elections.

In a significant reduction to jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan, a excessive courtroom on Monday suspended the 14-year sentence given to him and his wife Bushra Bibi in the Toshakhana corruption case.

The two have been sentenced to 14 years in jail every by an accountability courtroom on January 31 for alleged corruption in state items they obtained from the state depository, days earlier than the overall elections.

They challenged the conviction in the Islamabad High Court the place a two-member bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the case.

On Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) gave non permanent reduction to the couple in the case by suspending their sentences and granting them bail in the case.

However, the courtroom introduced that their appeals towards the conviction can be heard after the Eid pageant subsequent month.

But Khan might not be launched as he’s convicted in different circumstances and can’t be launched till absolved from costs in different circumstances. Similarly, Bushra can be convicted in one other case and might not be launched after her sentence has been suspended.

In the Toshakhana corruption case, the 71-year-old former cricketer-turned-politician is accused of retaining costly state items they obtained throughout his tenure as Pakistan’s premier.

Under the foundations governing Toshakhana – a Persian phrase which means “treasure house” – authorities officers can hold items by paying a value for them however first the present must be deposited. Khan and his wife both didn’t deposit the present or obtained it for a low value by allegedly utilizing their authority.

The conviction of Khan in the Toshakhana case had come a day after he was awarded 10 years in jail in the cipher case on January 30.

Earlier, he was additionally convicted in a special Toshakhana case in August 2023, resulting in his arrest.

The newest conviction was primarily based on the fees of misusing his authority as prime minister to retain items he or his partner obtained throughout his tenure. It was filed by the National Accountability Bureau.

The earlier Toshakhana graft case was filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan in the fees of hiring the sale of state items.

Khan to date has been convicted in 4 totally different circumstances since shedding energy in April 2022. He has obtained bail in each Toshakhana circumstances.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA employees and is revealed from PTI)


Nilesh Desai
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