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Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan, wife sentenced to 14 years in state gifts case

(Al Jazeera)Published On 31 Jan 202431 Jan 2024

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have been sentenced to 14 years in jail in a case related to illegal selling of state gifts.

The sentencing by an anti-graft court in Islamabad on Wednesday comes a day after Khan was handed a 10-year jail term in another case in which he was convicted of revealing state secrets, and a week before national elections.

Khan was also handed a three-year prison sentence in August by another court for selling gifts worth more than 140 million rupees ($501,000) in state possession and received during his 2018-2022 premiership.

The sentence was later suspended but Khan remains behind bars in connection with other cases. He has said that he legally purchased the items.

Government officials have alleged Khan’s aides sold the gifts in Dubai.

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Source: Al Jazeera