Pakistan: Special court sends Shah Mahmood Qureshi to 14-day judicial remand in cipher case

ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN): A particular court docket on Wednesday despatched Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi to a 14-day judicial remand in cipher case, Pakistan-based Geo Information reported.
The particular court docket has been set as much as hear circumstances underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act. Federal Investigation Company (FIA) produced Pakistan’s former international minister earlier than the particular court docket after the completion of his two-day bodily remand. Anti-Terrorism Court docket (ATC) choose Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain carried out the listening to on the case.
The FIA prosecutor requested an extension in Qureshi’s bodily remand. Nonetheless, choose Zulqarnain rejected the request and expressed displeasure over repeated pleas for an extension, in keeping with Geo Information report.
Earlier this month, Qureshi was arrested by the FIA’s Counter Terrorism Wing (CTW) after a case was registered towards him as inside secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar complained about him underneath Sections 5 and 9 of Official Secrets and techniques Act 1923 r/w 34 PP, Geo Information reported.
The FIR acknowledged, “Consequent upon the conclusion of the enquiry No. 111/2023 dated 05.10.2022, registered within the CTW, FIA Islamabad, it transpired that former prime minister specifically Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, former international minister specifically Shah Mahmood Qureshi and their different associates are concerned in communications of knowledge contained in secret labeled doc (Cipher Telegram acquired from Parep. Washington dated seventh March, 2022 to secretary ministry of international affairs) to the unauthorised individual (ie public at giant) by twisting the info to realize their ulterior motives and private positive factors in a fashion prejudicial to the pursuits of state safety,” Geo Information reported.
Earlier on August 28, a particular court docket in Islamabad on Monday prolonged the bodily remand of Qureshi for an additional two days within the cipher case, Pakistan-based Daybreak reported.
After Qureshi’s arrest on August 19, an area Justice of the Peace in Islamabad remanded the PTI vice chairman in Federal Investigation Company (FIA) custody for a day. Later, a particular court docket once more handed him to the company twice and declared the proceedings as in-camera.

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