IHC fixes cipher case for hearing on June 3

IHC fixes cipher case for hearing on June 3


IHC fixes cipher case for hearing on June 3

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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has scheduled the hearing of the cipher case for Monday, June 3.

This case involves appeals against the punishment of the PTI founder and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, which were previously adjourned due to the Youm-e-Takbeer holiday on May 28.

On May 23, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) sought the IHC’s permission to present the statement of US Assistant Secretary Donald Lu, given before a congressional committee in Washington, as evidence in the cipher case.

The FIA submitted a miscellaneous application to the IHC bench, comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, requesting to introduce this additional evidence against Khan and Qureshi.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Aamer Farooq expressed concern about the FIA’s request to present additional evidence at such a late stage in the proceedings.

Justice Miangul Hassan questioned whether the prosecutor intended to call Lu as a witness or if this was a tactic to delay the case.