Saturday, April 20, 2024

Imran Khan sentenced to 14 years in jail in Toshakhana case


Former Pakistan captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to 14 years in jail. The case, recognized in Pakistan because the Toshakhana reference, pertains to promoting presents he was given in his capability as Prime Minister with out declaring proceeds for tax functions. His spouse., Bushra Bibi, was additionally convicted and sentenced to a 14-year jail time period. He has additionally been fined PKR 787 million (USD 2.9m). Whereas he was already banned from operating for political workplace for 5 years, this has been prolonged to 10 years.

Imran’s conviction and sentencing comes a day after he was sentenced to 10 years in jail on a separate cost lower than 24 hours earlier, whereas the previous prime minister was already in custody on a 3 yr jail time period he was sentenced to in August. Whereas that sentence, which additionally associated to promoting state presents in what the court docket dominated had been corrupt practices, was later suspended, Imran was not launched from jail. His present 14-year sentence will run concurrently together with his ten-year time period, as is customary observe in Pakistan.

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