Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan jailed over corruption allegations

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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to three years in prison by a local court over corruption allegations.

The 70-year-old politician has been also barred from politics for five years and he won’t be able to contest in the upcoming general election.

According to reports, he has been accused of illegally selling state gifts for profit worth 140 million Pakistani rupees ($497,500).

Khan has denied all wrongdoings, saying he legally bought the gifts from Toshakhana – a government-owned treasure house.

According to his lawyers and political party members, Khan was not given a fair trial and that the case is politically motivated.

There was no mass uprising on Sunday (Aug 6) despite a call for his supporters to protest.

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