UPDATE - Pakistan's ex-Premier Khan arrested after sentenced to jail in corruption case
Imran Khan indicted in Toshakhana corruption case filed by Election Commission of Pakistan in May
UPDATES WITH ARREST OF PAKISTAN’S EX-PREMIER KHAN
By Riyaz Khaliq and Kiran Butt
ISTANBUL / LAHORE, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday was arrested from his residence in Lahore after he was handed a jail term in a corruption case, said a senior leader of his party.
Farrukh Habib, former state minister for information, said on X, formerly Twitter, that the Punjab police arrested Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI), and will shift him later to Islamabad.
According to Khan's focal person on legal affairs, Naeem Haider, the ex-premier was sentenced to three years in prison, along with a fine of one lakh rupees ($360) in the Toshakhana case.
"The court has given direction to Inspector General Islamabad to execute the decision as soon as possible," Haider said in a video message.
The jail term was announced for the "corrupt practices" by a trial court in the capital Islamabad, according to daily Dawn.
Khan was indicted in the Toshakhana case filed by the country's Election Commission in May.
Toshakhana (treasure house) is a government-owned department that keeps gifts received by members of parliament, ministers, foreign secretaries, presidents, and prime ministers.
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