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High Court gave a big blow to Imran Khan in Toshakhana case, gave this order on the petition

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High Court gave a big blow to Imran Khan in Toshakhana case, gave this order on the petition

Imran Khan, former PM Pakistan.  - India TV Hindi

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Imran Khan, former PM Pakistan.

The High Court of Pakistan has given a big blow to Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case. The Islamabad High Court on Thursday rejected a petition by former Prime Minister Imran Khan, in which he had sought a complete stay of the lower court order in the Toshakhana corruption case. This decision of the court is being called a new blow for Khan who is in jail. A lower court in Islamabad had convicted Khan (71) on August 5 in the Toshakhana case. This case was filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

This decision meant that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Khan would not be able to contest elections for five years. The Islamabad High Court had on August 28 stayed the lower court’s August 5 order. Khan had filed a petition in the High Court seeking clarification on the order. The High Court, in its judgment, had maintained his conviction and disqualification in the case until his main appeal is decided. His conviction has not yet been stayed, hence he is ineligible for public office.

Now the way to Supreme Court remains

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday rejected his plea to completely suspend the trial court’s verdict in the Toshakhana case, Geo News reported. In a detailed nine-page judgment, IHC Chief Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mahmour Jahangiri ruled that the application cannot be considered urgently. (Language)

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