Cipher case: Court extends Qureshi’s physical remand for three days


ISLAMABAD The Dunya News – The physical detention of senior PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the cipher case was extended by the special court created under the Official Secrets Act on Friday for an additional three days.

The cipher case against PTI Vice Chairman Qureshi was heard in a closed-door setting by Judge Abul Hasnaat of the Special Court of Islamabad. Qureshi was brought into court by the FIA.

Qureshi was represented in court by senior attorney Shoaib Shaheen, and the FIA was represented by special prosecutor Shah Khawar.

The special prosecutor in his arguments argued that PTI chairman had waved cipher in the rally while Shoaib Shaheen told the court that there could be several copies of the cipher.

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During the hearing, Qureshi told the court that as foreign minister, he sent the cipher to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he did not steal the cipher.

Shoaib Shaheen opposed the FIA’s special prosecutor’s request to keep Qureshi in custody physically for an additional nine days during the hearing.

The court reserved judgment after hearing the parties’ arguments. The court later added three more days to Qureshi’s physical as part of its decision-making process.

The PTI leader was turned over to FIA by the court for a three-day physical remand. FIA then escorted Qureshi out of the building.


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