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Imran Khan Arrested, Receives 3-Year Sentence in Toshakhana Case

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Breaking News: Imran Khan Arrested, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was detained on Saturday after being found guilty in the Toshakhana case and given a three-year prison sentence by a district and sessions court. Imran and his solicitors weren’t present at the hearing today.

The case’s claims against Imran were determined to be true, according to Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Humayun Dilawar, who also stated that the former prime minister “deliberately submitted fake details to the Election Commission of Pakistan and is found guilty of corrupt practices.”

Additionally, the PTI leader was given a Rs. 100,000 fine. The court also denied Imran’s appeal against the decision, saying the matter may still be pursued.

The judge further ordered that the Islamabad police chief receive a copy of the ruling to follow the court’s directions. Following orders, a sizable Lahore police detachment arrived at Zaman Park to apprehend the PTI chief.

The news comes as Pakistan prepares for elections, with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reportedly planning to dismiss the legislature on August 9.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) also overturned the session court’s decision on Friday, which had said that the Toshakhana referral against Imran may be maintained for criminal proceedings. Additionally, it denied Imran’s request to transfer the case to a different court.

Imran Khan Arrested In Toshakhana Case

In October, the Election Commission of Pakistan removed Imran from the Pakistani Parliament for submitting a “false” and “incorrect declaration” in his statement of assets and liabilities for the 2020–21 election cycle.

The Toshakhana has operated since 1974 under the Cabinet Division’s administrative jurisdiction. This department stores precious gifts presented to monarchs, lawmakers, bureaucrats, officials from foreign dignitaries, and heads of state from various countries and nations.

Last year, lawmakers from the ruling coalition complained to Imran, alleging that he had failed to disclose information about the items he received from the Toshakhana and the money he obtained from their supposed sales.

Additional Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar charged Imran in the case in May of this year, and he was unsuccessful in his appeal to contest the maintainability of the reference.

The IHC took action on a motion from the PTI chairman and sent the case back to the trial court for additional review. Imran petitioned the SC after the IHC decision, pleading with the top court to overturn the high court’s order. Source

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