The former Pakistani prime minister was convicted of leaking state secrets.
This was reported by Reuters news agency and refers to a statement issued by Khan's party PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf).
Former Pakistani Foreign Minister and PTI Vice Chairman, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, was also sentenced to ten years in prison for leaking state secrets.
– We do not accept this illegal ruling, says Khan's lawyer and warns that they will appeal.
Former cricket star Imran Khan was Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2018 to 2022, when he became He was removed after a motion of no confidence In the National Assembly.
Since then, he has been the focus of nearly 150 prosecutions, including multiple charges of corruption, terrorism and incitement to violence.
He is currently serving a three-year prison sentence Imprisonment for corruption.
The 70-year-old claims to be an innocent victim of a political witch hunt.
Elections will be held in Pakistan on February 8.
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