Cipher case: PTI chairman, Qureshi to be indicted on Dec 12

Cipher case: PTI chairman, Qureshi to be indicted on Dec 12

Cipher case: PTI chairman, Qureshi to be indicted on Dec 12

Cipher case: PTI chairman, Qureshi to be indicted on Dec 12

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Former PTI Chairman Imran Khan and party vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi will be indicted in the cipher case on December 12.

The open trial of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi resumed on Monday at Adiala Jail.

Special Court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain conducted the hearing on cipher case against PTI leaders.

In todays hearing, FIA Special Prosecutors requested to provide copies of the case today.

PTI lawyers asked the prosecutor to file an appeal in the High Court regarding providing the copies.

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In an informal communication with the journalists during the hearing, Imran Khan said that the cipher was actually sent to former chief of army staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, asserting that Gen Bajwa did everything at the behest of former US diplomat Donald Lu.

Imran Khan urged the court to summon Gen Bajwa and Donald Lu in the court.

PTI chairman also stated that Shah Mahmood Qureshi had by-chance received the cipher.

The former prime minister predicted that his party would win the February 8 polls, adding that he was arrested under a plan.

Khan also spoke about the allegations put forward against him by Khawar Maneka — the former husband of his wife Bushra Bibi, stating that he saw his wife’s face for the first time after their nikkah.

PTI chairman said “I would choose dying in jail, but will never give up; the nation must be informed that their captain is standing firm against oppression”.

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Qureshi in an informal talk with the journalists said that’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is in my heart and no one can take it out.

Added that he doesnot need any post in PTI anymore.

The court adjourned the hearing on cipher case till December 12.

On November 30, the federal cabinet had granted approval to the proposal for holding the jail trial of Imran Khan and Qureshi in the cipher case.

The decision was made following the order of special court judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain to conduct the trial in Adiala jail, citing security concerns.

The special court had ruled that the trial in the cipher case would take place in jail based on a security report by the superintendent of Adiala Jail.

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However on November 21, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) nullified the August 29 notification to hold the jail trial of Chairman PTI Imran Khan in the cipher case.

Earlier in the day, the IHC had reserved its judgment on Imran Khan’s intra-court appeal against facing a trial in jail in the cipher case.

Imran Khan is currently incarcerated in Adiala jail, following his indictment by the special court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain in the cipher case.

 

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