Karachi: A Pakistani court has handed down a 14-year prison sentence to Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister and founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), along with his wife, Bushra Bibi, in connection with the Toshakhana case. Additionally, the couple has been disqualified from holding public office for 10 years and fined Pakistani Rupee (PKR) 787 million.
This verdict comes on the heels of a special court in Pakistan sentencing Imran Khan and former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood to 10 years in prison for the unauthorized disclosure of state secrets just a day before.
Bushra Bibi, who did not appear before today’s court hearing, , later surrendered at Adiala Jail. She was apprehended by the ladies’ police. Earlier sources revealed that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had formed a team to facilitate the arrest of the former first lady.
The Toshakhana case had escalated into a significant national political issue after the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified the PTI chief last year, citing “false statements and incorrect declarations.”