The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday, August 29 suspended former Pakistan cricketer and PM Imran Khan’s conviction. The High Court also suspended three-year sentence of the former PM in the corruption case. This update comes after the cricketer turned politician was taken into custody on August 5.
The 70-year-old was taken into arrest by the Punjab police from his residence after an Islamabad trial court gave a verdict on Toshakhana corruption case. The former Pakistan PM was accused of profiting from selling expensive state gifts when he was in power during 2018-2022.
The Pakistan cricketing legend had however filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court seeking to suspend his three-year sentence, adding that he was convicted without being given a right to defence in the matter. Soon after the Court’s order, the former Pakistan cricketer’s social media handle shared a video message taking through the entire story.
“Here are the facts about the Toshakhana Case. A story of gross injustice #TeamPTI,” Khan’s Twitter handle captioned the post.
Notably his lawyer, Naeem Panjutha also took to X, formerly known as Twitter, writing “Judgement is reserved”.
Talking about the Toshakhana case, Khan received 58 gifts worth more than INR 140 million from world leaders during his three-year and a half year tenure. Further it is added that he had retained all of them either paying a negligible amount or even without a payment. As per the Toshakhana rules, gifts and presents and other such materials received by persons to whom these rules apply shall be reported to the Cabinet Division.