Former Pakistan captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The case, known in Pakistan as the Toshakhana reference, pertains to selling gifts he was given in his capacity as Prime Minister without declaring proceeds for tax purposes. His wife., Bushra Bibi, was also convicted and sentenced to a 14-year prison term. He has also been fined PKR 787 million (USD 2.9m). While he was already banned from running for political office for five years, this has been extended to ten years.
Imran’s conviction and sentencing comes a day after he was sentenced to ten years in jail on a separate charge less than 24 hours earlier, while the former prime minister was already in custody on a three year prison term he was sentenced to in August. While that sentence, which also related to selling state gifts in what the court ruled were corrupt practices, was later suspended, Imran was not released from prison. His current 14-year sentence will run concurrently with his ten-year term, as is standard practice in Pakistan.