The Islamabad High Court has suspended the sentence of Chairman PTI Imran Khan in the Tosha Khana case. Yesterday, the Islamabad High Court had reserved its decision after hearing the arguments of the parties on the petition of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s suspension of sentence.
The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court delivered a brief judgment orally and accepted PTI chairman’s request for suspension of sentence in the Tosha Khana case.
The court ordered PTI Chairman Imran Khan to be released on bail.
The court told PTI’s lawyers that the reasons for suspending the sentence will be given in the written judgment.
How much was Imran Khan punished?
On August 5, the trial court of Islamabad sentenced Imran Khan to three years in prison and a fine of one lakh rupees in the Tosha Khana case, after which he was arrested from Lahore and imprisoned in Attock Jail.
As a result of the conviction by the trial court, the Election Commission disqualified Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan from contesting the election for five years.
Account of the previous hearing in the High Court
A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Aamir Farooq and Justice Tariq Jahangiri heard the plea of Imran Khan against the trial court’s sentence in the Tosha Khana case.
On the occasion of the hearing, the lawyer of the Election Commission said that this is a case of corrupt practices, Chairman PTI came to the court for only 4 out of 44 hearings. After that, the trial was to be conducted by the Sessions Court.
On the other hand, chairman PTI’s lawyer Latif Khosa came to the rostrum and said that he did not want to interfere with the arguments of the Election Commission’s lawyer but wanted to refer some decisions.
Latif Khosa referred to the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the suspension of Nawaz Sharif’s sentence and said that the lawyer of the Election Commission took one hour that day, two hours today.
Later, after hearing the arguments of the parties, Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Amir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri reserved the decision.
What facilities are available to Imran Khan in jail?
The details of the report submitted to the Supreme Court regarding the facilities available in Attock Jail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who was arrested after his conviction in the Tosha Khana case, have come to light.
According to the report submitted in the Supreme Court, Chairman PTI is kept in a barrack measuring 9 by 11, the wall of the washroom of Chairman PTI is 6 feet high and the size of the washroom is 7 by 4. Imran Khan has the facility of whitewash, paved floor and a fan in the jail.
Chairman PTI is provided with bread, omelet, curd and tea for breakfast
The report states that being a prisoner of a better class, Chairman PTI has also been given the facility of mattress, air cooler, 4 pillows, table and chair. Apart from this, Imran Khan has also been provided with 4 English translations of Holy Quran and 25 historical books.
The report submitted in the Supreme Court also includes the menu of the food served to the Chairman PTI in the jail, which states that the Chairman PTI is provided with bread, omelet, curd and tea for breakfast, day and night. In food they are given fresh fruits, vegetables, pulses and rice as per the menu.
When did the Tosha Khana case happen?
Imran Khan is accused of getting valuable gifts from foreign countries at a low price during his tenure as Prime Minister from 2018 to 2022 and then selling these gifts for 635,000 dollars.
Imran Khan’s gifts include a valuable watch from Saudi Arabia, which has a model of Kaaba and is estimated to be worth Rs 60-65 crore in the international market.
The Election Commission of Pakistan said on October 21, 2022, that former Prime Minister Imran Khan made false statements regarding the gifts and assets of Tosha Khana under Article 63 (1) of the Constitution.
Apart from this, a petition was also filed by the Election Watchdog in the Sessions Court requesting to initiate criminal proceedings against the Chairman PTI.
On May 10, 2023, the trial court indicted Imran Khan for providing false information in the Tosha Khana case, but on July 4, the Islamabad High Court annulled the order of the Sessions Court and ordered the petitioner to be heard and given a decision within 7 days. Directed.
On August 4, the Islamabad High Court annulled the decision of the Sessions Court regarding the Tosha Khana criminal case and directed the judge to re-judge the case against the petitioner on August 5. Khan was sentenced to three years imprisonment and a fine of Rs.