February 24, 2024

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan filed an attraction on Tuesday with the Islamabad Excessive Court docket towards the three-year jail sentence for corruption imposed towards him final week.

His lawyer, Naeem Panjutha, has thus confirmed that he has filed the attraction in relation to a case that dates again to his time on the head of the Authorities, when he illegally offered a sequence of state items acquired as prime minister.

The Justice additionally imposed a superb of 100,000 rupees on the ex-president –slightly below 1,100 euros– for hiding particulars in regards to the aforementioned items, in line with info collected by the native newspaper ‘Daybreak’.

The sentence signifies that Jan would have submitted “false particulars to the Election Fee of Pakistan” and that, due to this fact, “he’s responsible of corrupt practices”, as acknowledged on Friday by the Islamabad district choose in command of the case, Humayun Dilawar.

Jan is at the moment technically barred from holding any public workplace for a interval of 5 years, as required by the Pakistani Structure, and stays in custody.

The Pakistani Justice seeks to place an finish to a case that dates again months, when Jan was accused of the theft of costly items granted to the State by worldwide leaders. Among the many items that Jan acquired whereas in workplace have been a gold-plated AK-47 rifle, jewellery, diamonds and watches, in addition to luxurious cufflinks from the rulers of the richest international locations within the Persian Gulf.

Underneath Pakistani regulation, Jan was required to ship these items to the state. Nonetheless, the previous prime minister offered them within the Emirati metropolis of Dubai and by no means declared the earnings in his property.