Imran Khan moves to IHC for post-arrest bail in cipher case

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PTI Chairman Imran Khan moved to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday to request post-arrest release in the cypher case, for which he is now being held at the Attock jail.

The news comes a few days after the ex-premier’s request for the same was denied by the special court, which has been established to hear cases brought under the Official Secrets Act.

A diplomatic document that Imran allegedly had disappeared is the subject of the cypher case. According to the PTI, it included a threat from the US to remove Imran from office.

Imran and the former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had been present at hearings in the case, but the probe was supposed to uncover whether PTI leader Asad Umar and former principal secretary Azam Khan were involved.

Imran and Qureshi were denied post-arrest bail, and their extended judicial remand will conclude on September 26.  Umar was given pre-arrest bai on Thursday.

Imran submitted the petition today through his attorney Barrister Salman Safdar.

Respondents in the case include Secretary of the Interior and State Ministries Yousuf Naseem Khokar.

It asks the court to release Imran on post-arrest bail until the cypher matter has been resolved “to meet the ends of justice”