Imran Khan Toshakhana Case: The Islamabad High Court of Pakistan on Tuesday (August 29) on his petition requesting to postpone the three-year jail sentence of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Toshakhana corruption case has given its verdict. While giving the verdict, the court has stayed the sentence of Imran Khan. After this orders were given for his release.
The bench of High Court Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri had reserved the judgment after hearing the arguments of the lawyers of both the sides, after which the bench of judges had said that the verdict would be pronounced at 11 am on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, the High Court resumed the hearing of the appeal, which it had started hearing from 22 August. Earlier, the hearing was adjourned on Friday (August 25) after lawyer Amjad Parvez, representing the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), could not appear in the court due to illness.
High Court’s point of bringing to the fore
Many believed that after the High Court’s flaws were brought to the fore in the verdict convicting 70-year-old Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister A decision may come in favor. Meanwhile, according to a news of Geo News, the Balochistan High Court quashed an FIR lodged against Imran Khan. The case was registered for making remarks against government institutions and their officials during a speech.
A two-member bench of the Balochistan High Court comprising Chief Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Gul Hasan Tarin gave this verdict on a petition filed by Iqbal Shah of Insaf Lawyers Forum. The High Court also quashed the arrest warrant issued against Imran Khan by the judicial magistrate.
Court reserves its decision on the matter
According to the news of Dawn newspaper, the Election Commission’s lawyer Amjad Parvez has asked the High Court to issue a notice to make the government a respondent in the case. requested. He said the law made it necessary.
Sentenced on August 5
A lower court in Islamabad convicted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Khan and sentenced him to three years imprisonment on August 5. . Imran Khan was sentenced on charges of illegally selling state gifts received by him and his family during his prime ministership from 2018 to 2022. He was also banned from participating in politics for five years, barring him from contesting the upcoming elections.
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