Pakistan court to decide Imran Khan’s fate: US

Last Updated on June 4, 2024 1:54 pm

The Pakistani court will decide the fate of the country’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan, said US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller.

The US official said this in response to a journalist’s question about Khan’s acquittal in the cipher case and his imprisonment in the Iddat case on Monday. News from Jio News.

Outlining the US position on the ongoing court cases, Miller said, “Our position is that when you come to these Pakistani laws and these court cases, it’s a matter for the Pakistani courts to decide, not ours.”

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has convicted Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the cipher case involving misappropriation and mishandling of diplomatic documents.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan is incarcerated in Adiala jail after the trial court on February 3 sentenced him and his wife Bushra Bibi to seven years in the non-Islamic Nikah case. Besides, the couple has also been fined five lakh rupees each.

On February 3, a Pakistani court sentenced PTI founder and his wife Bushra Bibi to seven years in prison.

Describing the US State Department’s view of Pakistan’s internal politics, the spokesperson said, “When the United States looks at countries, we consider the appropriate context, circumstances in making our judgments.”

Miller said, the United States has been asked many times about Imran Khan. In this regard, he again emphasized that the Pakistani courts will decide on the legal proceedings against him. I would say they will take whatever decision they have to according to their laws and constitution.

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