Imran Khan speaks during a live show in Lahore. File
Here are some facts about the options for Khan, 70, who is the country's most popular party leader according to independent opinion polls:
BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE
Imran Khan, 70, remains barred from holding public office for five years due to his conviction, despite the suspension of his jail sentence. The bar will remain in place until his conviction is overturned by the high court, where he has appealed, a situation that currently rules him out of the January elections.It remains unclear if his appeal will be decided in time for the next election, but aside from this graft case, the former cricket star faces dozens of other serious cases, too, which carry sentences from five years up to a death penalty.
STATE SECRETS CASE
Imran Khan remains in judicial custody for a case related to leaking state secrets, which is at a pre-trial stage being heard by a special court that holds proceedings at a prison where he's detained on security grounds. This week, another court allowed police to add sedition charges against him in two cases related to abetting attacks against military's installations on May 9 by his supporters to protest against his brief arrest.
IMRAN KHAN'S PTI WEAKENED
Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party can still contest the elections and will seek to tap into a sympathy vote, but it has been severely hobbled by the departure of key leaders in the aftermath of the May violence and the crackdown that ensued.
In Imran Khan's absence, the PTI was being led by former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, but he too has been arrested in the state secrets case.
ROLE OF THE MILITARY
Analysts say the military-backed caretaker government, which has been questioned by the election commission over its credibility, wouldn't let Imran Khan bounce back, especially as independent polls show him to be the most popular party leader, a standing that could earn the PTI a good showing in January's election.
Imran Khan and his party continue to accuse the military of being behind his ousting and the crackdown.
The military, which according to analysts brought Imran Khan to power in 2018, denies being behind his removal. His criticism of the armed forces and its top brass has not eased, and his appeals to the military to open talks with him haven't yielded a response.
The 70-year-old Imran Khan is being held in a so-called "C-class cell," sleeping on a mattress on the floor and with only enough room for a prayer mat. There is little access to daylight, and a fan but no air conditioner in the summer heat, lawyer Raoof Hasan said.
A Pakistani high court on Wednesday turned down an appeal by jailed former PM Imran Khan that his conviction on corruption charges be suspended, his lawyer said, suggesting it was unlikely he would be released on bail anytime soon.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamer Farooq on Monday ruled that Imran Khan be shifted to Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail from the Attock district jail, where he is currently incarcerated in the cipher case.
"Do not give up," Imran told his supporters in Thursday's statement. "Keep raising your voice against this unelected predatory group and their facilitators at every forum and keep demanding a fair and transparent election..."
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Some 104,000 people, including technical and security staff, have access this year to the "blue zone" dedicated to the actual climate negotiations and the pavilions of the states and organisations present.
This came during the COP28 Conference of the Parties, which was hosted by the UAE in Expo City Dubai, and its activities began on Thursday and will continue until December 12.