Pakistan Court Suspends Ex-PM Imran Khan’s Sentence In Toshakhana Case


A Pakistani high court on Monday suspended a 14-year jail term of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi in Toshakhana corruption case.


The two were sentenced to 14 years in jail each by a Pakistani court on January 31 for alleged corruption in state gifts they got from the state depository, days before the general elections, according to a report in PTI.


Imran Khan and his wife had challenged the conviction in the Islamabad High Court where a two-member bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the case.



The Islamabad HC had given temporary relief to the couple in the case by suspending their sentences and granting them bail in the case.


However, the court announced that their appeals against the conviction would be heard after Eid next month.


Imran Khan, however, may not be released as he is convicted in other cases and cannot be released until absolved from charges in other cases.


Similarly, Bushra is also convicted in another case and may not be released after her sentence has been suspended. In the Toshakhana corruption case, the 71-year-old cricketer-turned-politician is accused of retaining expensive state gifts they received during his tenure as Pakistan’s premier.


Khan was convicted in the Toshakhana case a day after he was awarded 10 years in jail in the cipher case on January 30. He was also convicted in a different Toshakhana case in August 2023, leading to his arrest.


The previous Toshakhana graft case was filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan in the charges of hiring the sale of state gifts.Khan so far has been convicted in four different cases since losing power in April 2022. He has got bail in both Toshakhana cases.



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