A court docket in Pakistan on Saturday sentenced Imran Khan to 3 years in jail in a corruption case during which the embattled former prime minister is accused of cashing in on promoting costly state items when he was in energy.
Further Choose Humayun Dilawar of the Islamabad-based district and classes choose additionally imposed Rs100,000 tremendous on Khan, including that he can be stored in jail for an additional six months if didn’t pay the tremendous.
Khan, 70, was convicted within the Toshakhana case which was filed final 12 months on the grievance of the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) which had earlier disqualified him in the identical case.
The decision got here a day after the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) put aside a session court docket’s verdict to uphold the maintainability of the Toshakhana case for legal proceedings in opposition to Khan.
The Toshakhana difficulty over the sale of state items obtained by the previous cricketer-turned-politician turned a significant difficulty in nationwide politics after the ECP disqualified Khan on October 21, 2022, for making “false statements and incorrect declaration”.
The Toshakhana is a division beneath the Cupboard Division that shops items given to rulers and authorities officers by heads of different governments and international dignitaries.
Khan purchased among the items, together with a treasured watch, and offered the identical for revenue.
Khan Asks Supporters To not Sit Silent
Following his arrest and being sentenced to 3 years in jail and disqualified from politics for 5 years, a video message of the previous prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has surfaced on social media during which he mentioned that his arrest was anticipated.
Within the video, which he recorded earlier than his arrest, Imran Khan mentioned that when his video message would attain everybody (PTI employees and supporters), he can be arrested.
“My arrest was anticipated and I recorded this message earlier than my arrest. It’s another step in fulfilling London Plan however I would like my social gathering employees to stay peaceable, steadfast and powerful.”
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman took to his official Twitter deal with and posted a video asking his supporters “to not sit silent” after his arrest.
“By the point this video message will attain you, I might be arrested and in Jail…which is why I’ve a request…an attraction to all of you is that you shouldn’t sit at residence in silence. These earnest efforts of mine aren’t for me however for my individuals, my group..for you (PTI supporters)…I’m doing it for you. I’m doing it for the nice fortune of your youngsters,” Imran Khan mentioned in his video.
“If you’ll not stand in your rights, you’ll dwell a lifetime of slavery…and thoughts you slaves wouldn’t have a life…,” he added.
(With inputs from ANI)