Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, used to be arrested on Saturday after he was once sentenced to three years in jail in the Toshakhana case. An Islamabad trial court docket additionally barred Imran Khan from collaborating in energetic politics for 5 years.
Khan is accused of profiting from promoting high-priced kingdom presents when he was once in power. He was once now not current in court docket all through the hearing.
Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, used to be arrested from his dwelling in Lahore with the aid of Islamabad police in coordination with the Punjab police after the court docket verdict. He has been despatched to Islamabad from Lahore.
PTI General Secretary Omar Ayub Khan said, “Imran Khan has been arrested. Peaceful protest is each and every Pakistani’s constitutional right.”
The party’s Punjab unit in a tweet said, ” “Imran Khan is being moved to Kot Lakhpat Jail.”
The 70-year-old politician, additionally a former cricketer, is accused of profiting from promoting luxurious country items when he used to be in power. On Friday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disregarded Imran Khan’s plea towards trial complaints watching that the software in search of the switch of the case to any other courtroom was once underway in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Imran Khan has denied any wrongdoing and his criminal group stated they would be submitting an instantaneous appeal.
“Police have arrested Imran Khan from his residence,” Khan’s legal professional Intezar Panjotha instructed Reuters. “We are submitting a petition in opposition to the choice in excessive court.
An Islamabad trial court docket these days declared Imran Khan responsible of “corrupt practices” in the Toshakhana case, Pakistani newspaper The Dawn reported.
Additional Judge Humayun Dilawar of the Islamabad-based district and classes courtroom additionally imposed Rs 100,000 excellent on Khan, including that he would be saved in penitentiary for some other six months if he failed to pay the fine.
During the listening to today, the choose dominated that prices towards the former high minister in the case have been proven.“Imran Khan submitted faux important points to the Election Commission of Pakistan and is located responsible of corrupt practices,” he stated.
“Imran Khan intentionally submitted faux important points [of Toshakhana gifts] to the ECP and is observed responsible of corrupt practices,” the choose said.