IHC summons DC, record of Toshakhana case

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday sought the complete record of the Toshakhana case against PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who is currently incarcerated in Attock Jail after his conviction.

The order was issued by a division bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri on Imran’s petition against his conviction in the said case.

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On August 5, a trial court in Islamabad had sentenced the former prime minister to three years in prison in the case. Following the verdict, the ECP disqualified Imran from contesting general elections for five years.

Subsequently, Imran had filed a petition in the IHC — through his lawyers — against the trial court’s August 5 verdict, saying that the said order was “liable to be set aside” as it was passed “with the pre-disposed mind”.

In a written order issued today, the court issued a notice to the district election commissioner of Islamabad.

“This appeal is directed against judgment dated 05.08.2023, whereby the appellant was tried in complaint filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan under section 190 of the Election Act, 2017, was convicted and awarded three (03) years imprisonment along with fine of Rs100,000.

“Notice to the respondent. Office is directed to requisition the record of the learned Trial Court,” the order reads.

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