Imran Khan and his wife find themselves facing a significant turn of events as they receive a 14-year jail sentence from an accountability court in connection with the Toshakhana case. Bushra Bibi, now sentenced to 14 years in the Toshakhana reference case, has been relocated to Bani Gala, the Islamabad residence of Imran Khan, which has been officially designated as a sub-jail, according to ARY News.
In a voluntary surrender, the former first lady presented herself before the accountability court at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team promptly took her into custody. Adding to the unfolding developments, the Chief Commissioner of Islamabad issued a notification, officially declaring Bushra Bibi’s residence in Bani Gala as a sub-jail until further directives.
“The Chief Commissioner, Islamabad Capital Territory, is pleased to declare the residence of convict Bushra Bibi (Residential Compound, Khan House Banigala, Mohra Noor, Islamabad) as Sub-Jail till further orders,” stated the notification.
Beyond the jail term, the court also rendered Imran Khan ineligible to hold any public office for the next decade. A substantial fine of PKR 1.573 billion was imposed on the couple as part of the judicial decision.
Last year, the Toshakhana case stirred heated debates in national politics after the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified the PTI chief for providing “false statements and incorrect declarations,” as reported by ARY News. This development adds another layer to the intricate web of legal proceedings surrounding the prominent political figure and his wife.