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Cipher Case Verdict: IHC annuls Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s conviction

However, both the political leaders are not expected to be released from prison

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday annulled jailed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and party’s Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s conviction in the infamous Cipher Case containing charges of misusing and misplacing the classified diplomatic document.

The major relief for PTI comes as IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb announced the short verdict on the pleas challenging the conviction in the cipher case.

Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi were sentenced to 10 years each in prison in cipher case in January this year by a special court, established under the Official Secrets Act.

However, both the political leaders are not expected to be released from prison due to Imran Imran’s sentence in the Iddat case while Qureshi was arrested in a recent May 9 case.

Meanwhile, the Iddat case was transferred to another judge today while Qureshi is on physical remand till June 5 (Wednesday).

 

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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