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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

PTI Confident Imran Khan’s Release from Prison is Likely This Month

Speaking on Geo News program Naya Pakistan, Khosa expressed confidence in Khan's imminent release, echoing similar assertions made by other party leaders, including PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan.

Latif Khosa, a senior leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has reaffirmed claims made by PTI members that the release of incarcerated party founder Imran Khan from prison is likely to happen soon, suggesting it could occur within this month.

Speaking on Geo News program Naya Pakistan, Khosa expressed confidence in Khan’s imminent release, echoing similar assertions made by other party leaders, including PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan.

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Addressing speculation about the release being part of a deal, Khosa dismissed such notions, emphasizing that Khan advocates for constitutional supremacy and does not pursue politics based on vengeance.

Regarding the legal cases against Khan, Khosa played down the significance of Khan’s conviction in the cipher and un-Islamic marriage cases, noting the court’s observations and describing the latter case as “shameful.”

Earlier in the month, the Islamabad High Court suspended Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi’s 14-year sentences in the Toshakhana reference, scheduling the main appeal hearing after Eid holidays. However, Khan remains incarcerated due to other pending cases, including charges related to violating the Official Secrets Act, terrorism, and corruption.

Khan, the former prime minister, was removed from power through an opposition no-confidence motion in April 2022, a move the PTI alleges was orchestrated with support from the United States. He was arrested in August of the same year following his sentencing in the Toshakhana case and has since faced additional convictions, with appeals currently pending in various courts.

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The PTI contends that Khan’s imprisonment on what they deem as fabricated charges is a politically motivated attempt to sideline him from active politics.