31 Jan 2024

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan sentenced to 10 years in jail

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 31 January 2024

A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Imran Khan and one of his party deputies to 10 years in prison each, after finding them guilty of revealing official secrets.

This sentence is just the latest development in long-running battles between the former cricket star and the authorities.

Imran Khan became Pakistan's Prime Minister in 2018 but was ousted 4 years in by opponents after losing a confidence vote.

And since then, his political ambitions have been thwarted by a series of lawsuits Khan is currently facing more than 170 cases including charges of corruption and terrorism.

WION News Pakistan correspondent Anas Mallick spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.