Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lodged a petition with the Supreme Court to overturn the verdict made by Additional and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Humayun Dilawar in the Toshakhana case.
The PTI is demanding the verdict be declared “null and void”, citing Article 184(2) of the Constitution as the legal basis for the request.
Imran Khan’s legal team asserted that Imran Khan was denied a fair trial, a fundamental right under Article 10A.
The conviction in question, which the former Prime Minister strongly disputes, relates to accusations of corruption connected to the state gift depository, which led to Khan’s arrest and subsequent transfer to Attock jail on August 5.
Toshakhana Case Verdict and Imprisonment
The controversial verdict saw ADSJ Dilawar hand Khan a three-year prison sentence, an Rs100,000 fine, and an immediate arrest warrant. The PTI’s contention with the verdict is that it was hastily delivered in Khan’s absence, violating the directives provided by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
The petition filed by PTI alleges that ADSJ Dilawar contravened the explicit instructions of the IHC dated August 4, 2023. The IHC had asked for a review of the case’s maintainability, but PTI argues that the judge dismissed the application hastily without proper evaluation, undermining the principles of natural justice.
Simultaneously, the PTI advocates for Khan’s transfer to Adiala jail and requests access to better, or A-Class, facilities, arguing that he is accustomed to a superior lifestyle. This request was lodged with the IHC earlier today.