State television reported that on Saturday, former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to three years in prison in a case involving gifts he received while in office.
“Judge Humayun Dilawar announced that involvement in corrupt practices has been proven,” Pakistan TV said.
Khan was absent from the hearing at the High Court of Islamabad, and the judge ordered his arrest.
Since he was removed from office in April of last year, over 150 cases have been filed against Khan, which he claims are motivated by politics.
Khan’s legal team stated they would immediately file an appeal.
“It’s important to mention there was no chance given to present witnesses, neither was time allotted to round up arguments,” a member of the team said.
~ This is a developing story