Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested on Saturday (August 5) afternoon from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore, shortly after an Islamabad trial court declared him guilty of “corrupt practices” in the Toshakhana case.
The court sentenced Imran to three years in prison and imposed a fine of 100,000 Pakistani rupees on him for concealing details of Toshakhana gifts, Dawn reported.
“Imran Khan deliberately submitted fake details [of Toshakhana gifts] to the ECP and is found guilty of corrupt practices,” Additional District and Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar stated.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister was arrested in Lahore on Saturday after a trial court sentenced him to three years in prison in Toshakhana case, news agency Reuters reported.
The sentence relates to a probe conducted by the election commission, which found the ex-premier guilty of illegally selling state gifts worth more than 140 million Pakistani rupees ($635,000) during his tenure from 2018 to 2022.
Khan however has pleaded not guilty. In a statement, Khan’s political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said they had already moved the Pakistan’s Supreme Court over the district court case, reported Reuters.