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Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets 10-year jail term for leaking state secrets

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By Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam and Ariba Shahid

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Don't they have the declassification by thought process we have in the US?

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PM Khan clearly liked peddling his influence, Joe Biden faces similar (impeachment) inquiry now in US Congress.

All Politicians need to be held to account, not fatten their wallets by selling out their country!

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10 years! 10 can you believe it? Well, as we all know these types rarely serve much time do they

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Now I know why Imran was such a great bowler. The first to work out how to reverse swing the red cherry. He must of been ball tempering. LOL.

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Ooof... that does not look good for Pakistan's image when seen from abroad.

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Should have just stuck to cricket,

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Damn used to enjoy watching him play cricket. One of the great all-rounders.

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Pakistan's deep state, its military, has found a way to keep out Imran Khan for his anti-American brand of politics.

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Don't they have the declassification by thought process we have in the US?

That's funny. The US keeps far too many secrets, far longer than it should. OTOH, "thinking" something should be declassified shouldn't be sufficient. No politician should have direct power to make those choices. They should set the rules for the declassification process.

As for Khan, I don't know how to feel. The trial seems to have been performed by monkeys who wanted the outcome provided, regardless of due-process. If you don't get to have your own lawyers to represent your stand in a legal case, it isn't a valid court and no judgement from it should stand.

If the trial needs to be delayed or sped up to allow the legal defense team to do their job, so be it, provided they don't try to endlessly delay (cough, like some politicians do). It isn't like the legal rules for cases aren't written down to be followed. Any deviation from those rules is grounds for appeal.

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Former Prime Minister Khan got ten years … he is not above the law.

The former Insurrectionist-in-Chief Trump got nothing … he is above the law!

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Now if only the US can follow suit and put Trump behind bars for 10 years for all of his many crimes, that would be justice for the people indeed. Say 10 years for each crime served one sentence after another. He wont live another ten years probably, after a lifetime of McDonald's food.

Imran was a great cricketer, but aligning himself with Moscow was never going to work out. He should have gone into commentating on the cricket, he would have maintained a comfortable life and stayed out of jail. A sad turn of events for him and his family.

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HopeSpringsEternal

PM Khan clearly liked peddling his influence, Joe Biden faces similar (impeachment) inquiry now in US Congress.

I don't think he does. Due to lack of evidence, it seems to have fizzled out.

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PM Khan clearly liked peddling his influence, Joe Biden faces similar (impeachment) inquiry now in US Congress.

Really grasping at straws there when Trump is facing criminal prosecution and has been caught on tape committing this exact crime. And Biden will not based on the fact that there is no evidence of him doing so.

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