The lawyer of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that subsequent week the Supreme Court docket will hear his petition to droop his three-year jail sentence on corruption costs.
Khan was imprisoned this month after being convicted of corruption, earlier than being banned from practising politics for 5 years, which prevents him from operating basically elections scheduled for the tip of this yr.
The previous cricketer denies the costs, saying it was a politically motivated try by his rivals to cease him from taking part within the election.
“The petition to droop Khan’s sentence shall be heard on August 22,” lawyer Naeem Panguta wrote on platform X, previously referred to as Twitter.
Panguta stated he hoped the Islamabad Excessive Court docket, which is able to hear the petition, will launch Khan on bail.
Khan, 70, has been on the middle of political turmoil since he was sacked as prime minister in a no-confidence vote final yr.
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Khan’s conviction got here on costs of illegally promoting presents given to the state that he and his household obtained throughout his time period in workplace between 2018 and 2022.