IHC suspends Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi’s sentence in Toshakhana case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday suspended sentence of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and his spouse, Bushra Bibi, in the Toshakhana case.

IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq said appeal against the conviction would be fixed for hearing after Eid holidays.

Accountability court’s Judge Muhammad Bashir had sentenced Khan and Bushra to 14 years in prison with rigorous punishment in the Toshakhana reference in January.

The judge had also disqualified the former prime minister for 10 years while handing over a fine of Rs1.57 billion — Rs787 million each — to the couple.

Khan had told the court that his wife had nothing to do with the case and was being humiliated by being forcibly dragged into it.

IHC CJ Farooq, during the hearing, said the cipher case would be completed in a few days. “Also, we cannot fix the Toshakhana case for hearing the very next day after holding a hearing on it today.”

He said the cypher case was fixed for hearing the next day.

The court said arguments of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had to begin in the cipher case and he did not know how long it would take. Hence, the Toshakhana case is being postponed till after Eid.

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