The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended conviction and three-year sentence to former Pakistan Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, in the Toshakhana case and granted him bail, reported Dawn.
It added that a divisional bench comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri pronounced the verdict after reserving it on Monday. Notably, the cricketer-turned-politician was sentenced to three years of jail and is currently lodged in the Attock Jail in Rawalpindi.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman was sentenced on charges of unlawfully selling state gifts acquired by him and his family during his 2018-2022 tenure.
Pakistan election commission has also barred him from politics for five years, preventing him from contesting an upcoming election.
“The copy of the judgment will be available shortly … all we are saying now is that [Imran’s] request has been approved,” Justice Farooq was quoted as saying by Dawn.
PTI chairman’s aide on legal affairs Naeem Haider Panjotha also confirmed the news on X (formerly Twitter) He tweeted, “The CJ has accepted our request, suspended the sentence and said a detailed decision would be provided later.”