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Cipher case: Imran asks court to present Qamar Bajwa as witness
- Web Desk
- Dec 04, 2023
RAWAPINDI: The former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, will be indicted in the cipher case on December 12.
The hearing of the cipher case in Adiala Jail was conducted by the judge of the Special Court under the Official Secrets Act, Abu Hasnat Zulqarnain. On the occasion of the hearing, stringent security arrangements were made.
The former Chairman of PTI expressed a desire to summon the former Army Chief, General (Retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa, as a witness. He also wished to call a representative from the American embassy. During the hearing, the lawyers of the former Chairman of PTI raised objections to the court proceedings.
The lawyer, Usman Gul, argued that the notification for the court hearing did not fulfill legal requirements. According to the lawyer Babar Awan, the proceedings cannot proceed until a new notification is issued.
Following the order of the Judicial Magistrate, media representatives were also allowed to enter the jail for coverage.
The lawyers of the former chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) objected to the court hearing, claiming that the notification issued for the hearing did not meet the legal requirements.
Subsequently, the court decided that the Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi would be indicted in the cipher case on December 12. The court also provided copies of the case to the former Chairman of PTI and Shah Mehmood Qureshi.