FIA Tells Court Of Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood‘s Guilt In Cypher Case
Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, who was arrested in Lahore in early August, remains in custody, facing yet another setback. Federal investigators have declared Imran Khan, the chief of PTI (Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf), and his second-in-command, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, guilty in the investigation report submitted to the special court under the Official Secrets Act.
According to the report, officials recommend that both PTI chairman Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi should stand trial and receive sentences. The report also includes a list of 28 witnesses presented to the court, along with the investigation report. Additionally, a statement from Imran Khan’s former principal secretary, Azam Khan, has been included, stating that the former cricket star possessed and misused a state secret cypher.
Qureshi, the vice chairman of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf, delivered a speech in late March and is alleged to have aided Imran Khan in this matter. Transcripts of speeches made by both Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood have been appended to the investigation report.
During the previous hearing, the special court extended the judicial remand of Khan and Qureshi in the cipher case until October 10.