FIA summons PTI chief over ‘leaking classified documents’


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned former prime minister Imran Khan to appear before the Joint Enquiry Team (JET) for allegedly leaking classified information without proper authorisation.

The JET, acting on the direction of the federal cabinet, is currently investigating charges against Imran Khan and his political associates, as well as the former secretary to the prime minister, related to prejudicing national security and the state’s interests.

The investigation centers on the direct disclosure of classified information through a cypher telegram, its subsequent misuse, and unauthorized retention.

Imran Khan had already participated in the enquiry proceedings on July 25, 2023, where he recorded his statement. However, based on his statement, existing records, and other testimonies, the JET has identified further questions and issues that need clarification to strengthen its findings.

Therefore, Imran Khan has been issued another notice to appear in person at the FIA headquarters in G-9/4, Islamabad, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 12am.

The notice emphasized that he must not fail to attend and should bring all information and documents relevant to the cypher telegram that he has within his custody or domain.

During this appearance, Khan may be required to truthfully and honestly answer any questions related to the probe, it said.

Additionally, he was asked to provide any documentary evidence supporting his claims in connection with the aforementioned matter.

The legal notice further warns that failure to comply with this summons could lead to the assumption that Imran Khan has no defense to offer, and ex-parte action will be initiated based on the available evidence.

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