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Imran Khan’s detention at Attock Jail to continue in Cipher Case

IHC has ordered to release PTI chief Imran Khan on bail

PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s detention at Attock Jail will continue in Cipher Case till August 30.

A special court, established to hear cases under the Official Sec­rets Act, has directed the Attock Jail authorities — where the former premier is incarcerated — to keep Imran in “judicial lockup” and produce him on August 30 in connection with the cipher case.

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Special Court Judge Abual Hasnat Muhammad Zulqarnain in a letter addressed to the Attock jail superintendent, said: “That accused Imran Khan Niazi s/o Ikramullah Khan Niazi r/o Zaman Park, Lahore is hereby ordered for judicial remand in case FIR mentioned above, who is already detained in district jail, Attock.”

 A division bench comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahan­giri announced the much-anticipated order in the Toshakhana case on the former prime minister’s appeal against his prison term.

“The copy of the judgment will be available shortly … all we are saying now is that [Imran’s] request has been approved,” Justice Farooq said.

PTI chairman’s aide on legal affairs Naeem Haider Panjotha also confirmed the same in a post on X-platform said, “The CJ has accepted our request, suspended the sentence, and a detailed decision would be provided later.”

On the other hand, PTI Information Secretary Raoof Hasan stated that Imran Khan’s arrest in any other case after the suspension of his sentence in the Toshakhana case would be “ill-intentioned and mala fide”.

“We are fortunate to be witnessing the re-scripting of Pakistan’s political and legal history,” he said, adding that “justice shall prevail”.

PTI Chief Imran Khan was convicted on August 5 by the trial court in Islamabad in the case filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that involved concealing details of state gifts and jailed him for three years.

The verdict also indicated that he was disqualified from contesting general elections for five years.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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