What next after 10 years jail term to Imran Khan? Waiting for Godot?

What next after 10 years jail term to Imran Khan? Waiting for Godot

By Irum Saleem

   How things will go from here on wards both for the PTI and it’s rivals after conviction of Imran Khan?

    A special court established under the Official Secrets Act on Tuesday handed both former premier Imran Khan and ex-foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi 10 years in jail in the cipher case.

   The cipher case pertains to a diplomatic document that the Federal Investigation Agency’s charge sheet alleges was never returned by Imran. The PTI has long held that the document contained a threat from the United States to oust Imran as prime minister.

  The verdict comes nine days before the February 8 general elections, which the PTI is contesting amid a state crackdown and without an electoral symbol.

   Both Imran and Qureshi have been in jail in the run-up to the elections. While Imran’s candidature was rejected, Qureshi was cleared to run for an NA seat from Thar. But today’s conviction means that both of them have been disqualified from contesting elections for the next five years.

    Social media was stormed by thousands of reaction after Khan was awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment.

    With lots of support coming for Mr Khan many believe that this conviction will not stand in the higher court because of fundamental flaws in the case.

    Although the Feb 8 polls’ decision is obvious with Nawaz Sharif is current Ladla of the system, the PTI interestingly is still hoping to have some miracle.

     So it’s a story of wati g for Godot? PAK DESTINY

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