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AC issues detailed verdict against PTI founder and Bushra Bibi in Toshakhana case

After the Accountability Court sentenced Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder and former Prime Minister Imran Khan along with his wife, Bushra Bibi, to 14 years in jail in the Toshakhana case, a detailed verdict has been issued. The 23-page verdict by Accountability Court judge Muhammad Bashir found Imran Khan and his wife guilty of causing damage to the national treasury and committing fraud to obtain financial benefits totaling Rs 1573.72 million.

According to the verdict, 16 witnesses testified in the Toshakhana case against the former prime minister and Bushra Bibi. The couple received 108 gifts from foreign dignitaries, including valuable jewelry from Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. However, it was reported that the said gift was not submitted to Toshakhana and was retained by Khan and his wife at a value of Rs 9 million, contrary to its original worth of Rs 3.16 billion.

The legal ramifications for Imran Khan escalated as the court not only imposed a lengthy imprisonment but also barred him from holding any public office for the next 10 years. Moreover, the couple was fined Rs 1.573 billion as part of the judgment.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced its intention to challenge the verdict against its founder and Bushra Bibi in the Toshakhana case. The Toshakhana case has become a significant issue in national politics, particularly after the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified the PTI chief last year for making false statements and incorrect declarations.

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