Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s Toshakhana sentencing on Tuesday.
The short verdict reserved a day earlier by the IHC ordered the PTI head released on bail.
The court stated it would explain the sentence suspension in the detailed verdict.
Sources said the PTI head must post a Rs100,000 surety bond for bail.
Khan, who contested his Toshakhana conviction and sentence, won a huge court win.
A district and sessions court in the federal capital sentenced Khan to three years in prison and a Rs100,000 fine for corrupt practises related to the state gift repository earlier this month, barring him from running in elections later this year.
The former prime minister was detained soon after the trial court’s August 5 verdict and is now in Attock jail.
Khan then appealed to the high court against ADSJ Humayun Dilawar’s conviction in the Election Commission of Pakistan’s Toshakhana case.
IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri ended the plea proceedings on Monday and reserved the verdict.
Before the proceedings ended, ECP advocate Amjad Pervaiz argued against the PTI chief’s petitions.
The petition was defended by PTI counsel Sardar Latif Khan Khosa on three grounds: suspension of his client’s short sentence, jurisdictional fault, and illegal authority.
In Monday’s session, the electoral body’s counsel dismissed the ECP’s complaint’s maintainability arguments.
He stated that the defence’s tax consultants were irrelevant, while the complaint accused the ex-PM of filing a fake asset statement.
He also objected to Khan’s sentencing suspension request, stating the court’s discretion should be used wisely.