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Cipher Case: There was no mention of conspiracy in the first press release, Islamabad High Court

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Cipher Case: There was no mention of conspiracy in the first press release, Islamabad High Court

Islamabad: Islamabad High Court has said that what is meant by conspiracy in cipher case? In the first press release there was no mention of the conspiracy, Imran Khan’s lawyer Salman Safdar revealed that on the date on which the case of non-return of the cipher was registered, seven other people also did not return the cipher, but the case was only Posted on Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood.

Islamabad High Court heard the appeal of Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi against the sentence in the cipher case. The hearing was held in front of Chief Justice High Court Amir Farooq and Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb. PTI founder lawyer Barrister Salman Safdar and FIA Special Prosecutor Hamid Ali Shah also appeared before the court.

Salman Safdar said that this case is baseless as it does not fulfill the requirements of fair trial of Article Ten A.

Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb scolded him and said that Salman Safdar Sahib! Give your legal arguments. Salman Safdar said that there was confusion! All I want to say is that the case should be heard and decided on merit, this appeal is being heard for seven days, the appeal was heard for twelve hours.

Chief Justice Amir Farooq said that we are reading the statements of the witnesses and are hearing the case on its merits. The Chief Justice asked that the hearing of the cipher case has been going on even after the court time. Are after-hours proceedings written on court orders? Is post-trial proceedings also a ground for your appeal?

Lawyer Salman Safdar said that at present I am not going in that direction, the case belonged to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but the Ministry of Interior hijacked it. They say that the cipher was sent to five people. The copy did not come back, so I will not call it a cipher, it is a copy.

The Chief Justice said that the proceedings of the trial court have been going on even after the court hours? Salman Safdar said yes of course.

The Chief Justice asked that all this has been coming in the media reports, but is there anything like this on record?

Salman Safdar said that we have been saying several times that the court hours are over and will not hear the case further, but the court did not record anything like that in the order sheet, then during the cross-examination of the witness statements, we asked questions. Time kept writing.

Salman Safdar said that on the one hand, founder PTI and Shah Mahmood Qureshi are accused of telling the text of the cipher, if they have told the text, then they would have brought this text on the page. will

Imran Khan’s lawyer Salman Safdar said that an FIR was filed on August 15 after 17 months for not returning the Prime Minister’s cipher copy. The prosecution is saying that the cipher has gone to 5 people. It went to nine people, the cipher documents of all the others came back after registration of FIR, after 17 months the cipher came back from the rest.

Salman Safdar said that the accountability of all should be the same. The case of the prosecution ends on this document. There are nine copies of the cipher, but it was also sent to the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The Registrar of the Chief Justice returned the copy. When there was a complaint, everyone returned the copies, before the FIR, only the President’s copy was returned.

He said that there is no time frame but this copy is returned within one year. The founder PTI was accused of compromising the cipher security system. The fact is that the cipher security system is not secure. have initiated the prosecution themselves, they will have to hear, according to the prosecution witness document, a copy of the cipher was sent to not 5, but 9 people, this is their cipher security system.

The Chief Justice asked whether you asked why one was prosecuted leaving the rest. On this, Salman Safdar said that he did not ask, the investigating officer also did not see the original document, then how did he conduct the investigation? Despite asking the investigating officer, the cipher document was not given as secret, it is not written anywhere that the secret document should not be shown to the investigating officer of the case.

The Chief Justice asked that if the investigating officer asks for a document and does not get it, what authority does he have? On this, Salman Safdar said that in every criminal case, the local magistrate looks into the matter.

The Chief Justice said that if nothing is given to the investigating officer, he can go to the magistrate? On this, Salman Safdar said that the investigating officer can say that he cannot issue a challan if he has not given me the document.

Lawyer Salman Safdar said that the meeting of the National Security Committee was held on March 31, 2022 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. The committee said that the cipher message is an interference in internal affairs and is unacceptable. After twenty-two days, the National Security Committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. This committee also confirmed the meeting of the previous committee. .

What is meant by conspiracy in cipher case?

Justice Mian Gul Hassan said that what is meant by conspiracy in the cipher case? There was no mention of conspiracy in the first press release? This is the conspiracy that the accused mentioned in the public meeting?

Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb inquired that where is Advocate General Islamabad? He got the answer that he had gone to Karachi. Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb was very angry and said that it is scary. Not assisting, the court asked the Advocate General to produce the CVs of the State Councils.

Later, the hearing of the cipher case was adjourned till tomorrow, Salman Safdar will continue his arguments tomorrow.

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