Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi on Wednesday were sentenced to 14 years in jail in the Toshakhana (treasure -house) reference.
Both have too been barred from holding any public office for 10 years and were also slapped with a collective fine of Rs787 million. However Bushra Bibi did not appear before the court today.
The verdict comes eight days before the February 8 general elections, which the Imran Khan’s party PTI is contesting amid a state crackdown and without an electoral symbol.
It also comes just a day after a special court established under the Official Secrets Act (OSA ) sentenced Imran and his foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to 10 years in prison for the breach of state secrets.