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Imran Khan Challenges Toshakhana And Cypher Case Convictions In Court

Imran Khan Challenges Toshakhana And Cypher Case Convictions In Court

Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has taken legal action by approaching the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to appeal against his convictions in cases related to cipher, Toshakhana, and an alleged ‘un-Islamic’ nikah.

Sardar Latif Khosa, a prominent advocate, has filed these appeals in the high court on behalf of Imran Khan. Confirming the submission of appeals against the convictions, Khosa stated, “We have lodged appeals against the PTI founder’s convictions in both the cipher and Toshakhana cases.”

Read more: PTI To Appeal Toshakhana Verdict In Court

Furthermore, an additional appeal pertaining to the Iddat case has been submitted to the sessions court, as informed by Khosa.

In the cipher case, a special court had issued a 10-year jail term to former Prime Minister and PTI founder Shah Mahmood Qureshi on January 30. Both PTI leaders were accused of conspiring to misuse cipher contents for illicit purposes.

Similarly, on January 31, an Accountability Court (AC) pronounced a 14-year prison sentence for Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, in the Toshakhana case. The verdict also included disqualification from holding public office for ten years and a fine amounting to Rs787 million.

Regarding the case labeled as an ‘un-Islamic’ nikah, on February 3, Judge Qudratullah sentenced Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi to seven years in prison, along with a fine of Rs500,000 each. This case revolves around allegations related to the manner in which their marriage was conducted.

Imran Khan’s decision to appeal these convictions signifies a legal effort to challenge the outcomes of these cases and seek a review of the judgments. The legal proceedings and appeals filed by his legal team will undergo scrutiny in the Islamabad High Court, where the merits of the cases will be reevaluated. As these legal battles unfold, they contribute to the ongoing legal and political narrative in Pakistan, shaping the trajectory of Imran Khan’s legal standing and the public perception of the cases against him.