ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – In the Toshakhana case, a district and sessions court in the federal capital sentenced former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Chief Imran Khan to three years in prison on Saturday.
Soon after the conviction, police officers arrested the former premier at his home in Lahore’s Zaman Park neighborhood. According to previous rumors, the PTI head would be imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat before being transferred to the federal capital.
He is presently being transferred to Islamabad under strict security, with rumours stating that he will be held at the Adiala Jail.
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Strict security measures have been put in place around the jail, and police have closed roads leading to it to prevent PTI supporters from gathering.
After sentenced to three years in prison, the trial court issued an arrest order for the PTI chairman. Following the verdict in a graft case, the Inspector General of Islamabad Police has been asked to arrest the former PM immediately.
Following the verdict, the PTI said that it would submit an appeal in the country’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, against the decision, which sparked further controversy.
The previous ruling party rejected the trial court’s verdict in a statement, calling it “another dark event in the justice system.”