South Asia

Pakistan court suspends Imran Khan’s conviction in state gifts case

A two-judge panel at the Islamabad High Court provisionally halted the recent conviction of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on corruption charges on Tuesday.

Imran Khan has been held in custody following his sentencing to a three-year imprisonment on August 5th. He was found guilty of the illicit sale of state gifts during his tenure as the Prime Minister, serving from 2018 to 2022.

Subsequent to the verdict, Khan also faced a five-year disqualification from participating in electoral contests, as determined by the nation’s election commission.

The prominent figure, who transitioned from sports to politics, presently confronts a substantial docket of more than 100 legal cases. His political career came to an end following a vote of no-confidence in April 2022.

Khan is currently detained in the city of Attock, located in the northwestern region of the country.