Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Imran Khan Chuckled Upon Hearing Cipher Case Sentence

Former Prime Minister and PTI founder Imran Khan reportedly chuckled upon hearing the 10-year prison sentence handed down by the special court judge in the cipher case.

According to reports, Shah Mahmood Qureshi purportedly objected that his statement was not documented before the judge announced the 10-year imprisonment.

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Reacting to the verdict against PTI founder Imran Khan, PMLN senior leader Rana Sanaullah Khan deemed it a fitting conviction in the cipher case.

Read also: PTI Rejects Verdict, Plans Legal Challenge in Cipher Case

Both former Prime Minister Imran Khan and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi have each been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with the cipher case.

Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqernain of the Official Secrets Act special court delivered the verdict after conducting proceedings in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi. The judge asserted that the prosecution presented ample concrete evidence to substantiate the charges.

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During the sentencing, both accused were present in the courtroom and declined to sign the statement questionnaire under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). They insisted on the presence of their lawyers before signing any documents.

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Raheel J.M
Raheel J.M
Raheel, a Karachi-based reporter, is at the forefront of political journalism, providing insightful coverage that transcends the bustling landscape of Pakistan's political sphere. With an unwavering commitment to delivering accurate and comprehensive news, Raheel's work is marked by a keen understanding of the intricate dynamics shaping the political landscape.

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