Pakistan’s high investigation company on Saturday declared former prime minister Imran Khan and ex-foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi responsible in a case associated to the alleged disclosure of state secrets and techniques, popularly generally known as the cipher case.
The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) submitted the cost sheet in opposition to Khan, the chairman of the Tehreek-e-Insaf social gathering and his deputy Qureshi, each presently detained in jail on judicial remand, to a particular courtroom established beneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act, the Pakistan Observer web site reported.
Imran Khan, 70, was arrested final month after a case was filed in opposition to him for allegedly violating the Official Secrets and techniques Act by disclosing a secret diplomatic cable (cipher) despatched by the nation’s embassy in Washington final yr in March.
The FIA has requested the courtroom to begin the trial of the PTI leaders and sentence them in response to the regulation, it stated.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi, 75, is the vice chairman of PTI. Former common secretary of PTI Asad Umar has not been named within the FIA’s listing of accused, whereas former principal secretary Azam Khan has been offered as a robust witness of the FIA in opposition to Imran Khan, GeoTV, a distinguished information channel, reported and added, the challan additionally carries Azam Khan’s assertion recorded beneath sections 161 and 164.
The FIA has additionally connected the transcript of Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s speeches made on March 27.
The Pakistan Observer additionally reported that the FIA has submitted an inventory of 28 witnesses together with the cost sheet within the courtroom. Names of international secretary Asad Majid, former international secretary Sohail Mahmood, and extra international secretary Faisal Niaz Tirmizi are included within the listing of witnesses, it stated.
Earlier on September 26, it was the third time that Imran Khan was despatched to jail on remand. His judicial remand was initially prolonged until September 13 after which once more until September 26, together with Qureshi’s.
On the identical day, Imran Khan was shifted to the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi from Attock jail, a day after the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom ordered authorities to relocate him to the high-security jail.
By the way, a joint investigation staff on Thursday submitted cost sheets that knowledgeable an anti-terrorism courtroom right here that the jailed former prime minister and several other different high leaders of his social gathering have been straight concerned in orchestrating the unprecedented anti-government violence on Might 9.
A lot of PTI activists had attacked navy installations, police autos, and different private and non-private properties in Lahore, in response to the instances registered with the police. The vandalism on the Lahore Corps Commander’s Home (Jinnah Home), Askari Tower, and the Shadman police station have been a number of the main incidents in the course of the violence.
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