Pakistan News: According to Pakistan media reports, PTI founders Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi have been sentenced to 10 years in jail in the cipher case. Judge Abdul Hasnat Zulkarnain of the special court hearing this case has given this decision on Tuesday. Imran Khan is currently lodged in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail and the verdict in this case was pronounced there. This decision is being considered a big blow for Imran Khan who is already in jail. General elections are to be held in Pakistan on February 8, before which this punishment is no less than a deep blow to the election preparations of Imran’s party. Because with this 10-year sentence, the path of contesting elections has been closed for Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who was the Foreign Minister in his government.
Special court gave decision on punishment, big blow for Imran
This decision of the special court is being considered a big blow for Imran Khan and his party. Imran was dreaming of contesting elections from jail itself. But this dream has been broken by the announcement of 10 year sentence.
Although Imran Khan can still challenge this sentence in higher courts, but due to the ongoing tension with the army, he has little hope of getting relief.
Know what the judge said?
During the hearing, the judge said that Imran Khan’s lawyers were not appearing in the court. He has been given a government lawyer. When former Foreign Minister Qureshi said that when his lawyer is not present, how will he be able to record his statement. This hearing was held inside the jail itself. Just before the elections, the election symbol ‘Balla’ was also taken away from Imran Khan’s party.
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