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Pak court delays indictment of Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi till Oct 23

The indictment of former prime minister Imran Khan and his shut aide Shah Mahmood Qureshi within the cipher case for allegedly breaking the nation’s secret legal guidelines was postponed by a particular courtroom in Pakistan on Tuesday till October 23.

The controversy surrounds a covert diplomatic doc that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Khan used to denounce his rivals for supposedly planning his overthrow in April of final yr.

In accordance with experiences, the paper left his possession. In accordance with Khan’s occasion, the doc contained a US risk to take away Khan from authorities.

The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom dismissed Khan’s enchantment in opposition to holding his trial in secret on Monday, so the government-established particular courtroom held the listening to behind closed doorways at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.

Choose Abual Hasanat Zulqernain adjourned listening to until October 23 with the remarks that Khan and former international minister Qureshi can be indicted on that day.

Barrister Salman Safdar and Khalid Yousuf Chaudhry had been current as 71-year-old Khan’s counsels, the Daybreak newspaper reported.

Qureshi’s spouse and daughter additionally reached the courtroom. Nonetheless, it was not confirmed whether or not they had been allowed to attend the listening to, it mentioned.

Federal Investigation Company (FIA) particular prosecutor Shah Khawar, Khan, Qureshi and their authorized groups had been all current in the course of the listening to.

Khawar advised journalists that the indictment proceedings will happen subsequent Monday (October 23), Geo Information reported.

On October 23, the fees will probably be framed and the indictment will probably be filed. After the indictment, the common trial of the cipher case will start, he mentioned.

(With inputs from companies)

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