Pakistan: Imran Khan, wife's 14-year jail term in Toshakhana corruption case suspended by court

The two were sentenced on charges of unlawfully selling state gifts, just a week ahead of February 8 elections

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Imran Khan (right) with his wife Bushra Bibi. Photo: AFP file
Imran Khan (right) with his wife Bushra Bibi. Photo: AFP file

Published: Mon 1 Apr 2024, 2:04 PM

Last updated: Mon 1 Apr 2024, 10:27 PM

A Pakistani court on Monday granted former Prime Minister Imran Khan an appeal of his conviction for graft and suspended his 14-year jail sentence, his party said.

Just a week ahead of Feb. 8 elections, Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were both handed a 14-year sentence on charges of unlawfully selling state gifts.


Khan remains in jail after multiple other sentences were imposed on the ex-cricket star ahead of the national polls, which also disqualified him from holding any public office for 10 years.

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Islamabad High Court said that the couple's sentence will remain suspended until a final decision on the conviction which will be taken up for arguments and evidence as a main petition after Eid holidays, the party said in a statement.

Khan and his party say the legal cases against him were based on made-up charges to keep him out of politics at the behest of the country's powerful army after he had fallen out with the military's generals. The army denies the accusation.

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