In the Toshakhana case, the Islamabad High Court suspended Imran’s sentence.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has temporarily halted the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case and has ordered his release from jail. The decision was made by a division bench of the IHC, consisting of Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Tariq Mehmood Jahangir, and the detailed judgment will be made available shortly.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the party opposing Khan in this case, concluded their arguments on Monday. There is a substantial presence of police and paramilitary Frontier Constabulary both inside and outside the IHC premises, as reported by The Express Tribune. Additionally, Imran Khan’s sisters, Aleema and Uzma Khan, have also arrived at the court.
Furthermore, Imran Khan’s legal team has submitted a petition on his behalf through his lawyer Suleman Safdar, requesting the court to prevent the Federal Investigation Agency, National Accountability Bureau, and the police from arresting him in any other cases. They have asked the court to address this plea today.
During Monday’s hearing, the ECP’s counsel, Amjad Pervaiz, presented detailed arguments in response to the points raised by Khan’s lead counsel, Latif Khosa. At the initial hearing on August 25, Khosa had argued that Imran Khan’s sentence should be suspended due to several reasons, including the unauthorized filing of a complaint by the ECP, lack of jurisdiction, the relatively short three-year sentence, the denial of Khan’s right to a defense by the trial court, and the court’s decision without considering the complaint’s validity.