ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended the sentence awarded to the former Prime Minister and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan in the Toshakhana Case, and ordered to release him bail.
The verdict – reserved on Monday after arguments in the proceedings were concluded – was announced by the two-member Division Bench comprising the Chief Justice IHC Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri.
The IHC accepted Imran Khan’s request for suspension of his sentence in the Toshakhana Case, and directed the Attock Jail Officials to release him for a surety bond of Rs 100,000.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan’s legal team left for Attock after receiving a written copy of the Court’s order to work on his bail from the jail.
عمران خان کی توشہ خانہ کیس میں سزا معطل کردی گئی اور ان کی رہائی کاحکم جاری کردیا گیا۔ ہمارا موقف درست ثابت ہوا انصاف کا قتل عام کیا گیا
یہ سزا سنائی ہی غلط گئی تھی صرف عمران خان کو انتخابی عمل سے باہر رکھنا تھا انشاللہ عمران خان اس مقدمہ باعزت بری بھی ہونگے۔ pic.twitter.com/6h7I7PWuDD
— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) August 29, 2023
On August 05, 2023, the Additional District and Sessions Judge Hamayun Dilawar sentenced Imran Khan to three-year in jail under Section 174 of the Election Act 2017 and disqualified him for five years in the Toshakhana Case.
Later, he was arrested from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore and taken to the District Jail Attock.
Fearing that the former prime minister might be arrested in another case as he has been facing nearly 200 cases, Imran Khan’s lawyers earlier in the day moved to the Islamabad High Court for a protective bail against his arrest in any other case but that petition has yet to be taken up by the IHC.
We are fortunate to be witnessing the re-scripting of Pakistan’s political & legal history. After suspension of @ImranKhanPTI sentence in the Toshakhana case, his arrest in any other fake & fraudulent case will be ill-intentioned & mala fide. Justice must prevail – and justice…
— Raoof Hasan (@RaoofHasan) August 29, 2023