Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife sentenced to 14 years in prison in state gifts case | Imran Khan News


The verdict comes a day after another court found Khan guilty of leaking state secrets and gave him a 10-year prison term.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have been sentenced to 14 years in prison in a case linked to the illegal sale of state gifts.

The conviction Wednesday by an anti-corruption court in the capital Islamabad comes a day after Khan was sentenced to stand trial. A sentence of 10 years in prison in another case in which he was convicted of revealing state secrets, and a week before national elections.

It was not immediately clear whether Khan’s sentences should be consecutive or concurrent.

Khan was also sentenced to three years in prison in August by another court for selling gifts worth more than 140 million rupees ($501,000) in state possession and received during his tenure as Prime Minister from 2018 to 2022.

The sentence was later suspended, but Khan remains behind bars in connection with other cases. He said he purchased the items legally. Government officials said Khan’s aides sold the gifts in Dubai.

Bushra Bibi was in pre-trial detention throughout the trial. The couple married in 2018, a few months before Khan was elected prime minister.

The court also banned Khan from holding any public office for years ahead of the February 8 parliamentary elections.

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