ISLAMABAD – A special court on Tuesday deferred the indictment of ousted prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan and his second in line Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the cipher case.
Special Court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain heard the case in Adiala Jail under the Official Secrets Act 2023 in the presence of PTI chief and former foreign minister.
During Tuesday's hearing, the copies of challan in the case were given to Mr Khan and Qureshi while, the special court announced to indict the accused in the next hearing.
Earlier, Federal Invstigators Special prosecutor Shah Khawar appeared in the court for the hearing.
Former premier Imran Khan, who remained behind bars for more than two months, will be represented by Salman Safdar Butt and Khalid Yousaf.
Earlier this month, the special court announced to indict Khan and Qureshi today on October 17.
The development comes a day after Islamabad High Court Chief Justice turned down PTI chief's plea, maintaining that there was no ‘ill will’ involved in holding the trial in jail.
Khan and his party leaders are facing a cipher case, registered under the Official Secrets Act, that held the former cricket star responsible for divulging the contents of a classified cipher. PTI chief, in his fiery speeches, alleged a US conspiracy to remove him from power.
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Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.
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