The lawyer of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan alleged on Saturday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is being “mentally tortured” within the Adiala Jail, ARY Information reported.
PTI chief lawyer Naeem Hairder Panjotha alleged that Khan is stored in a small room of C-class jail and isn’t allowed to return out of that room even for a stroll.
Imran Khan’s counsel stated that he doubts the standard of meals being given to the previous PM. Notably, the plea concerning meals continues to be pending within the courtroom.
Panjotha additional questioned the in-camera listening to of cipher case and urged to proceed with the open trial of the case. He stated the conviction of PTI chairman in cipher is part of “marketing campaign to maintain the previous PM out of politics”, ARY Information reported.
Earlier within the day, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rejected the challan submitted by Federal Investigation Company (FIA) and demanded the formation of a judicial fee to research the cipher case.
In a press release issued on Saturday, the PTI spokesperson stated that the challan submitted in opposition to social gathering chairman and vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi was “meaningless and bogus as cipher case”.
In its challan, the FIA acknowledged that Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi have been discovered responsible within the matter. The company requested the courtroom to conduct their trial and sentence them within the case.
Former PTI Secretary-Basic Asad Umar’s identify has not been included within the record of accused, Geo Information reported citing sources. Imran Khan’s former principal secretary Azam Khan has been named as a “robust witness” within the case, the report stated.
Geo Information reported citing sources, the names of former overseas secretaries Asad Majeed, Sohail Mehmood and the then extra overseas secretary Faisal Niaz Tirmizi have additionally been included within the record of witnesses.
On September 26, the particular courtroom prolonged the judicial remand of Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi until October 10 within the cipher case. Earlier in August, the FIA booked the PTI chairman and vice chairman underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act for allegedly misplacing and misusing the labeled doc for his or her vested political pursuits.
Subsequently, Khan and Qureshi have been arrested in reference to the probe into the case and a particular courtroom was shaped underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act to attempt the accused, Geo Information reported.
The ciphergate controversy first emerged on March 27, 2022, when Imran Khan simply days earlier than his ouster in April 2022 brandished a letter, claiming that it was a cipher from a overseas nation, which talked about that his authorities must be faraway from energy, in keeping with The Information Worldwide report.
He didn’t reveal the contents of the letter nor point out the identify of the nation that had despatched it. However just a few days later, he named america and stated that Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Affairs Donald Lu had sought his removing, The Information Worldwide reported.
Imran Khan claimed that he was studying contents from the cipher, stated that “all will probably be forgiven for Pakistan if Imran Khan is faraway from energy”.
The cipher case in opposition to Pakistan’s former PM turned severe after his principal secretary Azam Khan in a press release earlier than a Justice of the Peace and the FIA stated that the previous PM had used the US cipher for his “political beneficial properties” and to avert a vote of no-confidence in opposition to him, The Information Worldwide reported.
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