Imran Khan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s indictment in Cipher case adjourned
ISLAMABAD (SUNO NEWS) – A special court today (Tuesday) adjourned the indictment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the cipher case till October 23.
The case is related to a secret diplomatic document that Imran Khan used to lambaste his political opponents for allegedly ousting him from power in April last year.
The special court headed by Judge Abual Hasanat Zulqarnain held an in-camera hearing at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) special prosecutor Shah Khawar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Imran Khan, his counsels Barrister Salman Safdar and Khalid Yousuf Chaudhry were all present during the hearing.
While adjourning the hearing till October 23, Judge Abual Hasanat Zulqarnain remarked that Khan and former foreign minister Qureshi would be indicted on same day.
Speaking to journalists outside the court, FIA special prosecutor Shah Khawar said the regular trial of the cipher case will begin after the indictment of the accused.
It is pertinent to mention here that Imran Khan is behind bars since August 5 after he was convicted in a separate case related to the sale of state gifts. Khan was initially kept at the Attock jail, but was later moved to Adiala jail.