Pakistan’s Former PM Accquited in Cipeher Case, But will Stay in Jail

Pakistan’s Former PM Accquited in Cipeher Case, However will Keep in Jail

The court docket additionally cleared the fees of former overseas minister Shah Mahmood Quireshi in the identical cipher case.

Imran Khan
Imran Khan will nonetheless stay in jail on different expenses. 

Islamabad: In a serious reduction for Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom acquitted him from treason expenses for leaking state secrets and techniques on Monday. The court docket additionally cleared former overseas minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi of the fees in the identical cipher case. Nonetheless, Imran Khan will nonetheless stay in jail on different expenses. 

A two-member bench on the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom noticed that the Federal Investigation Company has no proof to show that Imran Khan retained confidential diplomatic cable that went lacking from his possession. 

Khan was sentenced to a 10-year sentence by a decrease court docket on expenses of unveiling confidential cable to the general public which was despatched to Islamabad by Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington in 2022.

The ex-foreign minister, Qureshi was additionally arrested on related expenses. He can even stay in jail even after the acquittal due to the Might 9 violence expenses.

A spokesperson of Imran Khan’s celebration, PTI, Naeem Puanjutha introduced the choice made by the court docket on X. Khan will stay in custody because of the conviction linked to his marriage to his third spouse, Bushra Khan. Khan is convicted for breaking Islamic legislation by marrying Bushra too quickly after her divorce. Khan and Bushra are additionally convicted in a graft case. 

Earlier, a Pakistan court docket had additionally acquitted the previous Pakistan Prime Minister in two circumstances associated to violence of Might 9, 2023. The court docket cited “inadequate proof” to report Khan’s involvement within the violence. Some employees of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) celebration vandalised public property on Might 9 following the arrest of their chief in a corruption case. 

Cipher Case 

The Former Pakistan PM was accused of leaking a diplomatic cable to the general public which was despatched from the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC. Mahommod Qureshi was additionally accused within the case for aiding Khan. 

Khan was accused of violating the Official Secrets and techniques Act by revealing the data within the cable.

The cable reportedly contained the orders from the US to overthrow the Khan-led PTI authorities by submitting a no confidence movement towards Khan, which ultimately occurred. Since Khan’s authorities toppled, round 150 circumstances have been registered towards the cricketer turned politician.



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