Pakistan court sentences ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan to 3 years in prison

A Pakistani trial court sentenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan to three years in prison for illegally selling state gifts, local media channels said on Saturday.

“Judge Humayun Dilawar announced that involvement in corrupt practices has been proven,” Pakistan TV said.

Khan was not in court for the hearing, but the Reuters news agency reported that his lawyer said the former prime minister had been arrested in Lahore.

Legal experts say a conviction in the case could end Khan’s chances of participating in national elections that have to be held before early November.

More details to follow……