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Former Pakistan Captain Imran Khan's Sentence Suspended by Islamabad High Court in Toshakhana Case

Imran Khan led Pakistan to lift the only Cricket World Cup in 1992.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday suspended the sentence of former Pakistan captain Imran Khan and his spouse, Bushra Bibi, in the Toshakhana case. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq announced that the appeal against their punishment would be scheduled for hearing after the Eid holidays.

In January, Accountability Court's Judge Muhammad Bashir sentenced Imran and Bushra to 14 years in prison in the Toshakhana reference. Additionally, the judge had disqualified the former prime minister for 10 years and imposed a hefty fine of Rs1.57 billion, Rs787 million each, on the couple.

During the court proceedings, Imran Khan emphasized that his wife had no involvement in the case and should not be subjected to humiliation by being forcibly implicated.

Chief Justice Farooq clarified during the hearing that the cypher case would be concluded shortly, and the Toshakhana case could not be scheduled for immediate hearing following today's proceedings. The court mentioned that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) needed to present its arguments in the cypher case first, and it was uncertain how long that would take. Therefore, the hearing for the Toshakhana case has been postponed until after Eid.

Imran Khan, a cricket legend, represented Pakistan in 88 Tests and 175 ODIs during his outstanding career. Known for his exceptional all-round skills, Imran's averages of 37 with the bat and 22 with the ball placed him among the top all-rounders of his era.

His leadership led Pakistan to historic victories, including their first series win in England in 1987 and the unforgettable triumph in the 1992 World Cup.

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