PTI chief moves SC against conviction in Toshakhana case

PTI chief moves SC against conviction in Toshakhana case


PTI chief moves SC against conviction in Toshakhana case

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former prime minister on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against conviction in Toshakhana case.  

The legal team representing the PTI chief filed a petition, seeking his release from Attock jail. 

The petition highlights that the PTI chairman, as an ex-prime minister, is a victim of political vendetta as more than 180 cases have been registered against him.

The PTI urged the top court to intervene and prevent further arrest of the PTI head in other cases.

The federal government, IG Punjab and Balochistan, and Superintendent Jail Attock have been nominated as respondents in the petition.

Additionally, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and Anti-Terrorism Courts of Lahore and Islamabad have also been named as parties in the plea.

This petition has been filed under Article 184(3) of the Constitution.

Earlier, a petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman challenging his conviction in the Toshakhana case will be heard by a two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Aug 22.

The bench comprises IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Jahangiri.

In the petition, the PTI chief requested the court to declare the judgment of the trial court illegal and set it aside.

The PTI chief was sentenced to three years in prison and fined Rs100,000 by Additional District and Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar on Aug 5 after being found guilty of graft in the Toshakhana case. The verdict also resulted in his disqualification for five years.

The petition says the judgment is "totally misdirected" and that the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence against the appellant.