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Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan sentenced to 7 years in prison over illegal marriage in third court ruling in one week


FORMER Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife have been sentenced to seven years in prison over their illegal marriage.

It is the third ruling in just a week to hit the former leader, who was sentenced to 10 years for leaking state secrets and 14 with his wife for illegally selling state gifts.

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, Imran Khan with his wife Bushra Bibi


Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, Imran Khan with his wife Bushra BibiCredit: AFP

A court on Saturday ruled that their 2018 marriage broke the law.

The former playboy ex-cricket star, 71, was ousted from Pakistani government through a no-confidence vote in April 2022.

Khan is currently serving a three-year prison sentence over corruption allegations.

And an Islamabad court found him guilty of illegally selling state gifts last August – a charge the politician denied.

He was sentenced just days ago to a decade in prison for leaking official secrets alongside one of his party deputies.

The repeated sentencings come ahead of the February 8 parliamentary elections in Pakistan.

He is barred from participating in the national elections on Thursday.

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