Three Years In Jail! Ex-PM Imran Khan Arrested In Lahore

Three Years In Jail! Ex-PM Imran Khan Arrested In Lahore

Ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested in Lahore and sentenced to three years in prison for illegally selling state gifts. Local media channels said on Saturday.

After months of trials, Lahore High Court has announced the verdict, and it’s been circulating all over the internet.

Imran Khan arrested after he was found guilty in Toshakhana case
Source: The Nation

“Judge Humayun Dilawar announced that involvement in corrupt practices has been proven,” Pakistan TV said.

Imran Khan Arrested In Lahore

The 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician was accused of misusing his premiership minister from 2018 to 2022 to buy and sell gifts in state possession. The gifts were received during visits abroad and were worth more than 140 million Pakistani rupees ($635,000).

Khan was not in court for the hearing, but the Reuters news agency reported that his lawyer confirmed the news.

Pakistan police arrest Imran Khan after court sentences former leader to  three-year prison | Arab News
Source: Arab News

Rejecting Khan’s petition seeking inadmissibility of the case, Judge Dilawar sentenced the former prime minister to three-year imprisonment.

Earlier this year, Imran Khan’s arrest warrant was issued, and the whole country faced chaos, especially at Zaman Park where police forces entered with full power to arrest Khan sahib.

Charges of Misdeclaration

“Charges of misdeclaration of assets have been proven against PTI chairman,” the Additional and Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar mentioned in his judgment.

Imran Khan facing arrest: How did we get here? | News | Al Jazeera
Source: Al Jazeera

He then handed Khan three years in jail and a fine of Rs100,000 while issuing an arrest warrant for his immediate arrest.

Imran Khan’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), had already filed an appeal in the country’s Supreme Court.

“It’s important to mention there was no chance given to present witnesses; neither was the time allotted to round up arguments,” a member of Khan’s legal team told AFP.

For those who don’t know about Toshakhana gifts, here’s everything you need to know about Toshakhana gifts.

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