Hearing of Imran’s appeal against sentence put off

IHC to take up hearing on Monday as ECP lawyer fails to show up today.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) once again adjourned the hearing of a case pertaining to the suspension of a three-year jail term of former premier Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case.

Advocate Amjad Pervaiz, the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP’s) lawyer, was expected to conclude his arguments.

However, he failed to appear due to being “extremely unwell” — as stated by a member of his team — following which the IHC adjourned the hearing till August 28 (Monday).

On August 5, a trial court in Islamabad convicted the PTI chief in the case filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that involved concealing details of state gifts and jailed him for three years.

The verdict meant he was disqualified from contesting general elections for five years.

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