No luck for PTI leaders as judge hearing cipher case still on leave
By News Desk
September 9, 2023 10:15 AM
The court proceedings on the post-arrest bail applications filed by former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan and party Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the cipher leaking case once again could not be held on Saturday as the Official Secrets Act Court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain is still on leave, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The case was adjourned without holding any proceedings.
The court staff fixed the case for hearing on September 11.
On Thursday, the PTI lawyers appeared in the Special Court hearing cases registered under the Official Secrets Act. They requested the court staff to fix their petitions for Sept 9. But the staff told them that Judge Zulqarnain would be back on duty on Monday (Sept 11) and it would be better if their petition was fixed for Monday.
But the PTI lawyer insisted that if the judge was available on Saturday (Sept 9), they would give their arguments.
So, on the PTI lawyers’ insistence, the court staff fixed their pleas for Sept 9.
Reporter Farzana Siddique