Toshakhana Case: Ex-PM Imran Khan sentenced to 14 years of jail. He requested that the court allow his lawyers to cross-examine the case.
Cipher case: In the cipher case, a Pakistani court sentenced former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf (PTI) head Imran Khan and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to ten years in prison on Tuesday. The case concerns a diplomatic document that Pakistan’s government investigative agency claims Imran Khan never returned. The former prime minister has claimed that the document included a threat from the US to depose Imran Khan while he was in office. A Pakistani special court resumed the cipher trial at the Adiala district jail last month. Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi were charged for the second time in this case on December 13.
The case began in October with initial allegations against the former Pakistani prime minister and foreign minister, both of whom are presently serving jail terms. They entered not-guilty pleas. The government’s jail trial announcement was pronounced “erroneous” by the Islamabad High Court (IHC), and the entire proceedings were halted. Imran’s party said they would challenge the decision and named it a ‘Sham’ case.
As per the media reports, the verdict was passed verbally by Special Court Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain. This judge has presided over the case’s hearings at the jail since its inception last year. According to the Federal Investigation Agency’s charge sheet, this issue hinges on a diplomatic document that Imran Khan failed to return. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has frequently claimed that this memo contained a threat from the US to remove Imran Khan from his prime ministerial position.