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PTI chief challenges indictment in cipher case
- Web Desk
- Nov 08, 2023
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has challenged the trial court’s indictment in the cipher case in the Supreme Court.
In the petition filed by lawyer Hamid Khan, it has been argued that the petitioner is being subjected to political revenge by the opponents, the scope of political revenge has been extended to the petitioner’s political party and allies.
It is further stated in the petition that it is necessary to inform the court about the targeting of the petitioner in Islamabad. About 200 cases have been registered against the petitioner, and the state machinery is being used for dubious purposes to frame fake cases, the petition alleged. In the petitioner’s case, there appears to be a lack of independence and fairness in the FIA, it added.
It has been requested in the petition that the entire trial against the petitioner is illegal and in excess of jurisdiction, therefore, the order of October 23 of the special court of indictment should be declared against the constitution. The petition also requests that the order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) of October 26 should also be declared invalid.
Bushra Bibi sought exemption from appearance in NAB court
In another update, PTI chairman’s wife Bushra Bibi sought exemption from appearing in National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Rawalpindi office in the 190 million pounds scam case and requested NAB to issue a notice next week.
Bushra Bibi wrote a letter to NAB through her lawyer Naeem Panjotha, which said that a notice was issued on November 3 to appear at the NAB office at 2:30 on Wednesday (today).
The letter further said that Bushra Bibi assures full cooperation with NAB for the supremacy of law, understands the importance of NAB’s investigation, and requested to schedule an appearance next week.