Ex-Prime Minister arrested after conviction for corruption

Imran Khan, a former Pakistani prime minister, was sentenced for corruption to three years in prison in a case of gifts he received while in power. Saturday, he was arrested, indicates concordant sources.

“Judge Humayun Dilawar has announced that involvement in corrupt practices has been proven,” Pakistani television said. Imran Khan, Prime Minister until April 2022, was not present at the hearing, but was arrested. “I have just heard that Imran Khan has been arrested,” Attaullah Tarar, special assistant to current Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, told reporters.

Affected by more than 150 court cases

According to Lahore police Imran Khan was arrested by Islamabad force officers.

Imran Khan, now leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has been the subject of more than 150 lawsuits since his ousting from power, accusations, according to the accused, motivated by political considerations. “We will appeal the verdict,” Intezar Hussain Panjutha, one of Imran Khan’s defense lawyers, told AFP.

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