Pakistan courtroom suspends Imran Khan's jail sentence in authorities reward case


Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi had been sentenced to 14 years in jail within the case in January.

Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani courtroom has suspended the jail sentence of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in a case associated to unlawful sale of presidency presents.

Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi had been sentenced to 14 years every within the case on January 31 – only a week earlier than the February 8 elections, which Khan's social gathering alleges was rigged.

The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom on Monday stated the couple's sentence will likely be suspended pending a verdict on the case after the Eid holidays beginning in 10 days.

Khan, 71, is accused of not disclosing belongings primarily based on the sale of state presents price greater than 140 million rupees ($504,000) he obtained when he was prime minister from 2018 to April 2022.

The case was introduced by Pakistan's anti-corruption company, which accused Khan and his spouse of illegally shopping for and promoting presents.

Following the sentencing, the couple had been disqualified from contesting public workplace for 10 years, and every of them was fined 787 million rupees ($2.8 million).

Khan, founding father of the principle opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social gathering, has been in jail since August final 12 months on a number of costs.

The conviction within the state presents case got here a day after the cricket star-turned-politician was sentenced to 10 years in jail for exposing state secrets and techniques.

Khan and his spouse had been additionally sentenced to seven years in jail after a courtroom dominated on February 3 that their 2018 marriage violated Islamic legislation.

PTI politician Syed Zulfikar Bukhari, a detailed aide of Khan, instructed Al Jazeera that he’s assured of a positive end result given the way in which the state reward case is progressing within the courtroom.

“I’ve stated for the reason that sentencing that the circumstances towards Khan and his spouse are usually not tenable and it is just a matter of time earlier than they’re thrown out,” he instructed Al Jazeera.

“We welcome this determination and hope that the identical consequence will likely be achieved in all different circumstances towards Khan and his spouse as they’re all frivolous in nature.”

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