IHC to hear PTI chief’s bail plea in cipher case on Sep 25 – Pakistan


The Islamabad High Court has fastened for listening to the submit-arrest bail plea filed by PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the cipher case, in which he’s at present incarcerated on the Attock jail, it emerged on Saturday.

The courtroom will take up the petition on Sep 25 (Monday), and IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq will preside over the proceedings.

The courtroom has issued a discover to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to current arguments in the case.

The PTI chief was arrested in the Toshakhana case on August 5, and whereas his detention was suspended by the IHC on August 29, he stays incarcerated in the cipher case, bringing his days in jail to a complete of fifty up to now.

Imran had approached the IHC after the particular courtroom — established to hear instances filed below the Official Secrets Act — rejected the ex-premier’s plea looking for the identical.

The cipher case pertains to a diplomatic doc which reportedly went lacking from Imran’s possession. The PTI alleges that it contained a risk from the United States to oust Imran from energy.

Imran and former international minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had been attending hearings in the case, whereas PTI chief Asad Umar’s and former principal secretary Azam Khan’s involvement was supposed to be decided in the course of the course of the investigation.

While Umar was granted pre-arrest bail final week, Imran and Qureshi had been denied submit-arrest bail, and their judicial remand — which was prolonged — will full on September 26.

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