According to Pakistan-based Dawn, a special court decided on Tuesday that the hearing in the cypher case against former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will take place in open court at the Adiala jail. The ruling was made public by Special Court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain, who is presiding over the cypher case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan. Zulqarnain’s ruling coincides with the fact that, according to a Dawn report, Adiala jail officials did not bring Imran Khan before the special court at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) in Islamabad on Tuesday, citing “security risks.”
Last week, Judge Zulqarnain issued orders to present Imran Khan and Pakistan’s former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, at the FJC. Judge Zulqarnain presided over the hearing at the FJC today. During the hearing, Barrister Salman Safdar appeared as Imran Khan’s lawyer, while Advocate Ali Bukhari was present as Qureshi’s counsel.
The FIA’s prosecutors, Shah Khawar and Zulfikar Abbas Naqvi, were also present during the hearing. During the hearing, the jail authorities presented a report to the court, which was reviewed by Judge Zulqarnain.