Pakistan court suspends ex-PM Imran Khan’s conviction in state gifts case

A Pakistani court on Tuesday suspended former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s three-year sentence, ordering his release on bail.

A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court led by Justice Aamer Farooq, which reserved the judgement on Monday, announced the short order.

Khan was sentenced by a trial court in Islamabad earlier this month for concealing details of foreign gifts he received during his nearly four-year stint.

 Consequently, he was barred from holding public office for five years by the election commission.

The cricketer-turned-politician, who is facing a number of cases, was ousted through a no-trust vote in April 2022. He is currently incarcerated in the northwestern Attock city.

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