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Imran Khan to stay in jail for another 2 weeks as court extends judicial remand in cipher case

01:14 PM | 13 Sep, 2023
Pakistan former PM Imran Khan

LAHORE – Pakistan’s ousted prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan will remain behind bars until September 26 as a special court extended his judicial remand in the cipher case.

The country’s former cricket star, who is facing over 150 cases including blasphemy and terrorism, remained at Attock Jail despite the suspension of a three-year jail term in the Toshakhana case. Last week, his judicial remand in the cipher case was extended till September 13, and it has now been extended again till late September.

Judge Abu Alhasnaat Zulqurnain of special court continued the proceedings after government shows no objections to conducting the trial in the infamous Attock jail. A team of Imran Khan’s counsel including nine lawyers and Federal Investigators were allowed inside the jail and attended the in-camera hearing.

PTI chairman’s attendance was first marked, and the court later extended the PTI chief’s judicial remand.

Earlier, a notification was issued allowing the hearing to be held at Attock Jail on court’s request in wake of security reasons.

Earlier this week, Islamabad High Court reserved judgment in a petition filed by Imran Khan against the hearing being held in jail.

The former premier also applied for bail in the case but proceedings on September 7 ended without a result as the judge was on leave. The leader known for populist politics remains behind bars since August 5 when he was held from his Lahore residence in a graft case.

IHC later revoked the sentence but the PTI chief was then arrested in the cipher case as he faces serious charges of leaking the diplomatic cable sent by the former ambassador in March last year.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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