South Asia

Imran Khan, former Pakistan prime minister, sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan. File photo.

Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, along with the country’s former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison in the cipher case.

The verdict was delivered today by Special Court Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, where both PTI leaders were present. Judge Zulqarnain has been overseeing the case at Adiala Jail since its commencement last year.

The charges in the case pertain to the alleged exposure of official secrets.