The Cipher case trial proceeding against former prime minister Imran Khan and his aide former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has been postponed until Monday, December 4.
Special Court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain heard the case about the diplomatic document that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) says was never returned by Imran Khan after it was sent to him. Khan is facing charges of leaking the contents of the classified document to general public.
The hearing was held at Adiala Jail where Judge Abual Hasnat reached after driving his car by himself.
Besides the counsels of Imran Khan, Prosecutor Shah Khawar, Advocate Zulgarnain Abbas Naqvi, Special Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi, and FIA’s lega team also appeared before the court.
At the hearing, family members of Imran, his sister Aleema Khan, wife Bushra Bibi and ex-FM Shah Mehmood Qurestion were also present in the courtroom.
A day earlier, the law ministry had submitted the notification of the jail trial under official secret act in the court.
Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain had said in his remarks that there was a problem with his production order and that he would give the next date. Justice wouldnot only be done but it would also be seen to be done, the judge said on Friday.
He added that in light of the Islamabad High Court’s order of November 28, the trial of the Cipher case will be held in Adiala Jail and the High Court had directed that the trial should be completed within 4 weeks.