Major legal victory for Imran Khan in Toshakhana case

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In a major legal victory, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the sentence awarded to former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case.

The IHC ordered the release of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, who is incarcerated at Attock jail, while announcing a short verdict that it reserved a day earlier.

The crucial judgment was announced on Khan’s plea challenging his conviction and sentence in the Toshakhana case.

IHC issues written verdict

In its much-anticipated eight-page written verdict, a two-member bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri suspended PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s three-years sentence in the Toshakhana case and ordered his release against surety bonds worth Rs100,000.

“The instant application is allowed and the sentence awarded by the trial court vide judgment dated 5/8/2023 is suspended, consequently, the applicant is ordered to be released on bail in the instant matter subject to furnishing bail bonds in the sum of Rs100,000 with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction the deputy registrar (judicial) of this court,” read the order.

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