Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, has been disqualified from holding public office for five years by the country's election commission.
He was found guilty of "corrupt practices," including unlawfully selling state gifts he had received during his time as prime minister and misdeclaration of assets.
Khan's party has rejected the verdict and plans to challenge it in place, likely prompting massive protests in the country.
The leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party is expected to lose his seat in the National Assembly following the verdict.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan has been disqualified from holding public office for five years by the country's election commission on charges of unlawfully selling state gifts to him and concealing assets.
Khan had been accused of misusing his position to purchase and sell gifts received during state visits from foreign dignitaries, including valuable wristwatches given by a royal family.
He denied the charges.
His Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party rejected the ruling, vowing to challenge it in the Islamabad High Court.
Khan's lawyer also said the election commission has no jurisdiction in the matter.
Legal experts have said that Khan will lose his seat in the National Assembly as a result of the verdict.
The Pakistani general election is scheduled for 2023, and Khan's disqualification from office could raise the threat of heightened political unrest.
The ruling comes amid economic struggles, food shortages, and the aftermath of unprecedented floods that have affected the country this year.
The military dominates the country's politics, and Khan's disqualification represents the second time a significant Pakistani political leader has been barred following allegations of corruption over the past five years.