Islamabad (EMS). A special court of Pakistan on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Imran Khan till September 26 in the case of leaking confidential documents. This order of the court has dealt a blow to Imran Khan’s hopes of coming out of jail soon. The hearing of the confidential document leak case took place in Attock jail due to security reasons. During the hearing, Judge Abdul Hasnat Zulqarnain ordered to extend the judicial custody of Imran Khan.
Imran Khan’s close aide and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is also in custody in the confidential document leak case. His judicial custody was also extended till September 26. This information was given by Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) in a short WhatsApp message.
Hearing held in Attock jail
Let us tell you that there is an allegation against Imran Khan that during a rally last year, Imran Khan had waved a government confidential document. However, during interrogation, Imran Khan confessed to the investigating agencies that he had lost that document. Imran Khan is lodged in Attock jail of Punjab since August 5 in the Toshakhana case. On August 29, a two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court suspended the sentence of Imran Khan and ordered his release. However, despite the order, Imran Khan could not be released because in the case of leaking confidential documents, the court had ordered to keep Imran Khan in jail and present him during the hearing on August 30. Let us tell you, this case is also known as Cipher case.
Demand for hearing in court
It is noteworthy that Judge Abdul Hasnat Zulqarnain had ordered to keep Imran Khan on one-day remand on August 29. Now Judge Zulqarnain has increased the problems of the former Prime Minister by extending the judicial custody of Imran Khan till 26th September. Earlier, the Law Ministry had issued a notification on Tuesday i.e. September 12, in which no objection was raised to the hearing in jail. It said special court judge Abdul requested that the proceedings be conducted in Attock jail due to security reasons. However, Khan’s spokesperson Zulfikar Bukhari demanded a court hearing.