A trial court in Pakistan has sentenced former prime minister Imran Khan to jail for three years on charges of illegally selling state gifts, stating that the accusations against the prominent leader were proven.
Khan was arrested immediately after the court sentence in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday by the Pakistan police.
The Islamabad trial court has also disqualified him from politics for five years, imposing a ban on his political activities.
The opposition leader has also been fined 100,000 Pakistani rupees (£278) by the trial court, which was directed to hear the case on the orders of the Pakistan High Court.
Khan’s residence in Lahore was surrounded by the police after the verdict was announced, reported local media and witnesses.
Khan, the leading opposition face in Pakistan and the chief of the major national party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is facing more than 150 cases in the country as he continues to target the military and the current administration.