cipher case: the bail plea by Imran

Cipher Case: The bail plea by Imran is indefinitely put off until Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan allows Imran’s appeal, asks the federation and FIA for their submissions.

On Wednesday, the supreme court adjourned PTI chairman Imran Khan’s bail application indefinitely.

Today, a three-judge Supreme Court bench including Judge Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Judge Justice Ayesha A.Malik and Judge Justice Yahya Afridi heard Imran’s appeal. In this process, it made a decision that Imran’s petition was competent for consideration by the court.

The bench ordered a PTI counsel Salman Safdar who then sought when FIR was lodged against Qureshi and Imran. He answered saying it had been enrolled in year 2022.

Following the submissions of counsel to the court, the Supreme Court (SC) issued notices to the federation and FIA seeking response towards the bail application of Imran.

He (Imran) was charged with the Cipher case, and is presently held at Adiala jail by Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain.

IHC dismisses Imran’s jail trial notice

This follows yesterday’s ruling by the IHC which had set aside a notifcation issued on Aug 29, directing that Imran be tried in the cipher case.

Although the IHC suspended Imran’s sentence for the Toshakhana case on August 29, special court formed under the Official Secrets Act directed prison authority to keep Imran in judicial custody for Cipher Case.


They were accused for making an attempt in unlawfully revealing government documents and charged with sections 5 and 9 of Official secrets act 1923 under which a case was registered against Imran and PTI vice chairmen Shah Mehmood Qureshi. This is in relation to the alleged misuse of a purported content of a diplomatic cipher cited by former premier Imran as the proof of the plot to eject him from the power.

A couple of weeks ago, a special tribunal charged Imran and Qureashi with their alleged involvement in the “cipher” case. Thereafter, the duo applied to SC for bail.

Raja Arslan

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