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Tokshakhana corruption case | Pak court docket suspends 14-year jail time period of Imran Khan and his spouse

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A file photograph of former Pakistan PM Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi.
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A Pakistani High Court on April 1 suspended the 14-year sentence given to former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi within the Toshakhana corruption case.

The two had been sentenced within the case by an Islamabad accountability court docket on January 31, days earlier than the final elections.

On April 1, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended their sentence within the Toshakhana case.

IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq mentioned enchantment towards the punishment could be mounted for listening to after Eid holidays.

In the Toshakhana corruption case, the 71-year-old former cricketer-turned-politician is accused of retaining costly state presents they acquired throughout his tenure as Pakistan’s premier.

Under the foundations governing Toshakhana — a Persian phrase which means “treasure house” — authorities officers can maintain presents by paying a worth for them however first the present must be deposited. Khan and his spouse both didn’t deposit the present or acquired it for a low worth by allegedly utilizing their authority.

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