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Jail trial challenged: Imran Khan’s remand in cypher case prolonged for 14 days



ATTOCK: The particular court docket established to listen to circumstances underneath Official Secrets and techniques Act on Wednesday prolonged judicial remand of PTI Chairman Imran Khan for 14 day throughout listening to of the in cypher case held at Attock Jail.

The PTI chief who has been incarcerated in Attock Jail, was offered earlier than Particular Court docket’s Decide Abul Hasnat Mohammad Zulqarnain who held proceedings within the jail Superintendent’s workplace.

Earlier, in mild of safety considerations the Legislation and Justice Division determined to conduct the cypher case listening to towards the PTI chairman within the jail.

Decide Abul Hasnat Mohammad Zulqarnain of the particular court docket set as much as hear circumstances underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act was designated to preside over the cipher case proceedings, as outlined within the ministry’s notification.

Although the cypher subject by no means actually pale out, it resurfaced after a US publication not too long ago revealed its contents.

The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) has now launched a radical probe into the alleged “disappearance” of the diplomatic cypher, reserving Imran Khan and former overseas minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi underneath the not too long ago enacted Official Secrets and techniques Act.

The court docket prolonged the judicial remand of the previous premier until September 13 and instantly left for Islamabad after conducting the listening to.

Safety exterior the jail was beefed up, as police and Elite Drive personnel had been deployed across the jail premises and all of the routes resulting in the jail had been sealed.

Earlier, a particular court docket established to attempt the case underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act, 1923, ordered the Attock jail superintendent to maintain Imran in “judicial lockup and produce him on 30.08.2023 earlier than this court docket”. Imran’s quantity 2 within the PTI, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, has already been arrested in the identical case.

It also needs to be famous right here that although the FIA had requested the court docket to grant bodily remand for Imran Khan, the court docket had rejected the plea and despatched him on judicial remand as a substitute. In line with the FIA, as soon as judicial remand has been granted, pleas for bodily remand are now not admissible and solely a bail utility could be filed earlier than trial begins.

Imran Khan’s authorized crew together with legal professionals Salman Safdar, Intezar Panjutha, Shoaib Shaheen and others had been current on the Attock jail

A post-arrest bail utility was additionally filed by the PTI chairman’s authorized crew. The legal professionals argued that there isn’t any reliable Official Secret Act case towards Imran and that your complete matter had been concocted for political revenge.

On Tuesday, Imran Khan was re-arrested within the cypher case moments after his sentence within the Toshakhana prison case was suspended by the Islamabad Excessive Court docket.

Moments after, the Islamabad Excessive Court docket had suspended the sentence of Imran Khan within the Toshakhana prison case. A division bench of IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri accepted Imran Khan’s enchantment and pronounced the choice.

The court docket had ordered to launch Imran Khan from jail after submitting bail bonds surety of Rs100,000.


Jail trial challenged at IHC

In the meantime, a petition difficult the regulation ministry’s notification to switch the court docket to the Attock jail has been filed with the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC).

Notably, the inside ministry, in view of safety considerations, had written a letter on August 29 searching for permission to conduct a jail trial of the PTI chief on August 30. The regulation ministry replied that it had no objection on this regard.

In his plea, Imran Khan by means of his lawyer Sher Afzal Marwat has stated that the notification is ‘unlawful’ and requested the IHC to quash it.

He has additionally challenged the authority of Islamabad’s Anti-Terrorism Court docket-1 (ATC) decide Zulqarnain to listen to the circumstances registered underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act.

In line with the appliance, the decide does “not meet even the essential qualification standards required on this case”.

The regulation secretary, inside secretary, chief commissioner, IG, DG FIA, superintendent Adiala jail and superintendent Attock jail have been made events to the matter.

‘Imran in excessive spirits and is constructive’

Later, Barrister Safdar confirmed the court docket prolonged Imran Khan’s judicial remand by 14 days and in addition issued a discover on his post-arrest bail plea, searching for a reply from the respondents by September 2.

Speaking to the media, Safdar stated he met Imran, who was in “excessive spirits” and was “constructive”. He added that the PTI chief gave him a briefing for quarter-hour detailing his stance on the cypher case.

The barrister asserted that proceedings underneath the Secrets and techniques Act had been “reserved for the armed forces concerning inner issues, reminiscent of spying [and] mapping”. He termed the prosecution of a former premier and a former overseas minister (Qureshi) as “extremely condemnable and really regarding”.

He stated that nobody within the PTI’s authorized crew and even Imran himself knew that he had been detained on judicial remand within the cipher case “for the previous 15 days, when the FIA had requested for his bodily remand however it was rejected”.

He then confirmed that the particular court docket will hear the bail plea on Saturday and that the court docket additionally issued notices to the FIA on two different petitions — one difficult the trial of Imran within the cipher case and the second requesting an open listening to of the case.

Presenting Imran’s stance on the cipher case, Safdar acknowledged that former inside minister Rana Sanaullah had admitted on social media that the unique cypher was with them. “The FIA has additionally admitted that the unique doc of the cipher is with the International Workplace,” he added.

Referring to the 2 conferences held by the then cupboard, the lawyer asserted that the cypher’s contents had been mentioned there and the then authorities had “declassified the cypher and the minutes of that assembly are with the Cupboard Division”.

“The day the cipher was declassified, it now not remained an official secret,” he stated, asking for what objective then was this case for.




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Ousted from CEC: PPP debars Latif Khosa’s celebration membership



ISLAMABAD: Failure to answer to the show-cause discover issued final week, the Pakistan Folks’s Occasion (PPP) on Friday not solely suspended celebration membership of the ‘disgruntled’ chief Sardar Latif Khosa but additionally ousted him from its central government committee (CEC).

PPP Secretary Basic Nayyar Bukhari confirmed the event to a non-public TV channel, saying the choice was taken after lawyer Khosa didn’t reply to the show-cause discover issued to him by the celebration final week.

On September 14, the PPP had issued a show-cause discover to Sardar Latif for “representing head of one other political celebration with out prior approval of [party] management”.

Though the latter didn’t point out anybody by identify, it was a transparent reference to PTI Chairman Imran Khan who was arrested final month within the Toshakhana case. Khosa has been representing the PTI chief in a number of instances registered towards him.

The ex-premier can also be going through a case underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act which pertains to a diplomatic doc which reportedly went lacking from Imran’s possession. The PTI alleges that it contained a menace from the USA to oust Imran from energy.

The show-cause discover served on Latif Khosa learn: “You being member of central government committee are defending/pleading/representing a head of one other political celebration with out prior approval of management …whereas delivering a speech in legal professionals perform you criticised the state coverage concerning [the] cipher.

“You might be hereby by means of this present trigger discover requested to elucidate why disciplinary motion not be taken towards you for working towards the celebration coverage; the reply ought to attain the undersigned inside seven days, failing disciplinary motion might be taken towards you by withdrawing your membership…”

Beforehand, Khosa had additionally been served a show-cause discover for giving a press release in favour of the PTI chief.

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SC reshuffles administrative officers | Pakistan Right now



ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan (SC) on Friday introduced reshuffling in its administrative personnel.

The apex court docket after approval by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa issued notifications concerning transfers.

In accordance with the notification, Amer Saleem Rana, a District & Periods Choose (grade 21) serving as further registrar (grade 21) on deputation, has been repatriated to his mother or father division, the Lahore Excessive Courtroom.

The companies of Munawar Ali, a senior civil decide (grade 19), working as deputy registrar (grade 20) on deputation, have been returned to his mother or father division, the Sindh Excessive Courtroom, Karachi.

In a subsequent notification, Muhammad Akram Soomro, a senior auditor (grade 17) serving as assistant accounts officer (grade 17) on deputation in SC, is slated to return to his mother or father division, the Accountant Normal Pakistan Revenues, Islamabad, on September 22, 2023.

Lastly, Muhammad Owais, a senior civil judge-cum-magistrate (grade 19), who had assumed the position of deputy registrar (grade 20) on deputation, is ready to return to the Lahore Excessive Courtroom, efficient September 22, 2023.

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Mirwaiz requires dialogue to resolve Kashmir dispute



SRINAGAR: In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Events Hurriyat Convention senior chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has referred to as for dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute peacefully.

In response to Kashmir Media Service, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering on the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, in the present day, after his launch from over 4 years of home detention emphasised that Jammu and Kashmir dispute must be seen as a humanitarian concern reasonably than only a territorial one.

He stated the APHC believes that the Kashmir dispute must be resolved. Jammu and Kashmir concern generally is a territorial concern for a lot of, however for the folks of Kashmir it’s a humanitarian concern, he added.

The Mirwaiz whereas reacting to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion on the Ukraine concern stated that Modi was proper in saying that the current period will not be of battle. He stated, we too have been advocating for the decision of J&Okay concern by means of dialogue. He stated, following the trail of peace, we needed to bear difficulties, however sadly, we have been branded as separatists, anti-India and anti-peace. However we don’t have any private ambition, we solely need peaceable decision of J&Okay concern, he stated. “It’s due to our peaceable mission that we continued to enchantment for the return of Kashmiri migrants,” he added.

The Mirwaiz termed his home detention as essentially the most troublesome interval of his life since his father’s assassination in Might 1990.

“I used to be allowed to ship sermon on the pulpit of Jamia Masjid after 212 consecutive Fridays. Persons are conscious that after August, 04, 2019, I used to be saved below home detention and I used to be not being allowed to maneuver out of my house, attributable to which I couldn’t carry out my duties as Mirwaiz” he stated.

The Mirwaiz stated that after approaching the court docket, a number of law enforcement officials visited him yesterday and knowledgeable that he’s being launched and might go to Jamia Masjid tomorrow to supply Friday prayers.

“I can not utter my sentiments, however it’s all due to the prayers of folks that I’m right here once more to ship the sermon,” he stated, including that it was fairly troublesome for him to steer clear of the pulpit for 4 years.

He stated that after August 5, 2019, folks have confronted troublesome occasions as J&Okay’s particular id was snatched and was bifurcated in two Union Territories.

“As a Mirwaiz, I’ve the duty to lift the voice for the folks. Since Hurriyat Convention continued to lift the voice however the media stopped utilizing our statements. I wish to inform my folks that it’s the time to be affected person, to maintain religion within the Almighty,” he stated.

The Mirwaiz additionally demanded launch of all political prisoners, journalists, legal professionals, civil society members and the youth as effectively.

Earlier, an enormous and jubilant crowd of individuals welcomed the Mirwaiz on the grand mosque. The courtyard of the historic mosque was a sea of colors as folks from throughout Valley adorned the revered chief with garlands made from vibrant flowers.

In the meantime, numerous politicians together with Omar Abdullah welcomed the discharge the Mirwaiz.


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