AIRLINK 65.90 Decreased By ▼ -0.90 (-1.35%)
BOP 5.69 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.35%)
CNERGY 4.65 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.43%)
DFML 22.85 Increased By ▲ 0.53 (2.37%)
DGKC 70.70 Increased By ▲ 0.94 (1.35%)
FCCL 20.35 Increased By ▲ 0.73 (3.72%)
FFBL 29.11 Decreased By ▼ -1.09 (-3.61%)
FFL 9.93 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.3%)
GGL 10.08 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.3%)
HBL 115.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.45 (-0.39%)
HUBC 129.50 Decreased By ▼ -1.01 (-0.77%)
HUMNL 6.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.59%)
KEL 4.38 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.69%)
KOSM 5.02 Increased By ▲ 0.22 (4.58%)
MLCF 36.96 Decreased By ▼ -0.23 (-0.62%)
OGDC 131.20 Decreased By ▼ -2.35 (-1.76%)
PAEL 22.48 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-0.53%)
PIAA 26.30 Decreased By ▼ -0.40 (-1.5%)
PIBTL 6.53 Increased By ▲ 0.28 (4.48%)
PPL 112.12 Decreased By ▼ -1.83 (-1.61%)
PRL 28.39 Increased By ▲ 1.24 (4.57%)
PTC 16.11 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.12%)
SEARL 58.29 Decreased By ▼ -1.41 (-2.36%)
SNGP 65.69 Decreased By ▼ -0.81 (-1.22%)
SSGC 11.02 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-1.69%)
TELE 8.94 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
TPLP 11.53 Increased By ▲ 0.19 (1.68%)
TRG 69.24 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-0.17%)
UNITY 23.95 Increased By ▲ 0.50 (2.13%)
WTL 1.35 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.74%)
BR100 7,304 Decreased By -13.1 (-0.18%)
BR30 23,950 Decreased By -155.6 (-0.65%)
KSE100 70,333 Decreased By -150.3 (-0.21%)
KSE30 23,121 Decreased By -82 (-0.35%)

ISLAMABAD: The special court on Friday adjourned the hearing of the cipher case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and PTI’s vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi till October 31.

Special Court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain, while hearing the case at Adiala jail, did not record statements of prosecution witnesses and adjourned the hearing of the case till October 31.

The prosecutor, Shah Khawar, appeared before the court along with prosecution witnesses including Nadir Khan, Imran Sajid, Muhammad Numan, Shamghun Qasir, and Farukh Abbas.

The PTI chief’s legal team headed by Barrister Sulman Safdar appeared before the court.

During the hearing, PTI chief’s lawyer requested the court to not record statements of witnesses as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has given some observations in its verdict.

The court has yet to announce its verdict on a petition seeking to grant bail and to dispose of the cipher case. He requested the court to delay the recording of the statement of witnesses till the announcement of the IHC judgment.

Shah Khawar while objecting to the defence counsel's request urged the court to record statements of witnesses.

The court approved the defence counsel's request and adjourned the hearing of the case till October 31.

The total number of witnesses in this case is 28 and today, the prosecution produced five witnesses for recording their statements, he said, adding that former Prime Minister Khan's principal secretary Azam Khan is not an approver and he is a routine prosecution witness.

The prosecutor while talking to reporters said that the court adjourned the hearing of the case following defence counsel's request.

However, he said that the judge said that the court would record statements of witnesses, in case the IHC did not issue any restraining orders.

The court during the hearing rejected two petitions from the PTI chief seeking to halt the trial of the case and three petitions from Shah seeking to allow the presence of his family members during the trial of the case.

The PTI chief’s counsel while talking to reporters outside Adiala jail said that the statements of witnesses cannot be recorded until the proceeding regarding the indictment of the accused is corrected.

The IHC disposed of the petition regarding the proceedings of the case with some observations, he said, adding that the trial court should wait till the IHC its written orders.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

Comments

Comments are closed.