Imran’s Toshakhana conviction appeal to be heard by Pak court on today


A two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court will take up on Tuesday a petition filed by jailed former prime minister Imran Khan against his conviction and sentence in the Toshakhana corruption case. Judge Humayun Dilawar of the Islamabad-based sessions court on August 5 found the 70-year-old chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party guilty of corrupt practices and sentenced him to three years in jail in the case.
The Toshakhana case was filed in October 2022 by the Election Commission of Pakistan, which had earlier disqualified Khan for concealment of assets. Khan was arrested from Lahore on the same day he was convicted and transported to Attock city and lodged in its district jail.
The former premier challenged his conviction in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) which accepted the petition and fixed August 22 for hearing. A division bench, comprising IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, will take up the petition on Tuesday.