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Former Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan and beau, Bushra Bibi, Awarded 14-year Jail

Former Pakistan's PM Imran Khan and beau, Bushra Bibi, Awarded 14-year Jail

“An accountability court sentenced former premier Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi to 14 years imprisonment in the Toshakhana case” Tribune Pakistan reported.

The cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi faced imprisonment after being found guilty of acquiring expensive gifts from the state treasury (Toshakhana) illegally while in power.

While the verdict was announced a day after the PTI founder, Imran Khan was sentenced to 10 years in the cypher case by a special court established under the Official Secrets Act.

Meanwhile, the former PM’s wife, Bushra Bibi, surrendered before the court after the verdict was announced . The NBA team, who was already present in the jail where the hearing was conducted, took her to custody following the verdict was announced.

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The hearing was conducted by the accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir at the Rawalpindi’s Adiala’s Jail, where the former prime minister was imprisoned. Besides the 14-year prison for the power-driven couple, they are banned from holding any public office for 10 years and are slammed with a fine of PKR 787 Million each.

Meanwhile, Bushra Bibi did not appear in front of the court on Wednesday.

What is the Toshakhana Case?

  • Imran Khan, a former cricketer, politician, and former prime minister of Pakistan faced the allegations of hiding details about the presents he received from Toshakhana, a place where government officials store presents from foreign dignitaries. Although these gifts are meant to be reported, Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, bought these presents at a lower price
  • Among the gifts were expensive watches, including six Rolexes and a “Master Graff limited edition” watch valued at around $300,000
  • Nevertheless, this was not the first time when Imran Khan was convicted. Initially, Imran Khan was sentenced to 10 years in the cypher case. Additionally, he was imprisoned for three years in a corruption case that also banned him from holding any public office for 5 years.
  • With such corruption and crimes by the politicians of Pakistan, the controversy raises concerns about Pakistan’s government transparency and accountability.
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