IHC suspends Imran, Bushra Bibi’s sentences in Toshakhana case

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April 01, 2024


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended on Monday former premier Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi’s sentences in the Toshakhana case.

On January 31, an accountability court judge found the PTI founder and his spouse guilty of misusing the state’s gift repository during Imran’s tenure as prime minister and sentenced them to 14 years in prison.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs787 million each on the accused individuals in what is being described as the most swiftly concluded trial in accountability courts’ history.

In a reference filed in December 2023, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had accused the former PM and his wife of retaining precious gifts received during Imran’s terms as the country’s chief executive in violation of the prescribed protocol.

Interestingly, another trial court on August 5, 2023, disqualified Imran Khan and sentenced him to three years in prison for not disclosing the gifts he received as the prime minister in his statements of assets and liabilities submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

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