Pak court suspends Imran Khan’s sentence in Toshakhana case but he will remain in jail in cipher case

Islamabad, Aug 29 (PTI) Imran Khan’s three-year sentence in the Toshakhana corruption case was on Tuesday suspended by a high court, which ordered his release from jail, but Pakistan’s embattled former premier will continue to remain in prison in a separate case related to the alleged disclosure of state secrets.

A division bench comprising Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri announced the much-anticipated reserved verdict to release Khan, leaving many to guess if it is a relief ahead of elections or just a stopgap arrangement to fix him in another case.

“All we are saying now is that (Khan’s) request has been approved,” Justice Farooq said, referring to the former premier’s appeal against his conviction and prison term.


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