- Imran Khan files 9 petitions in IHC against dismissal of pre-arrest bail pleas due to absence.
- Khan seeks IHC intervention to review trial court orders and assess cases on merits.
- Shah Mahmood Qureshi challenges FIA arrest, claiming political vendetta and lack of evidence.
Imran Khan, the incarcerated chairman of PTI, has lodged nine petitions in Islamabad High Court (IHC) to contest the rejection of his pre-arrest bail requests in various cases, following his inability to appear in court. Deposed ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan, facing around 180 cases, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Khan seeks IHC intervention to deem trial court orders invalid, based on constitutional principles, and to guide reassessment of cases. Meanwhile, PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi also moved IHC against custody in a cypher case, alleging political vendetta.
Qureshi contests FIA’s arrest and physical remand, asserting malicious intent and lack of evidence. He denies disclosing diplomatic cypher and cites records with the foreign affairs ministry. Qureshi argues that FIA’s physical remand order should be nullified in favor of judicial remand. He highlights his lawful communication as foreign minister.
Imran Khan and Qureshi were implicated for “wrongful use” of secret information in the cypher case, invoking Official Secrets Act. The FIR alleges they shared classified information with unauthorized individuals, jeopardizing state security. Investigations to reveal associates’ involvement are ongoing.
Jailed PTI chairman Imran Khan’s bid for bail continues with nine petitions in Islamabad High Court. Unable to appear in court, Khan challenges dismissal of pre-arrest bail pleas across cases. Meanwhile, PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi contests FIA’s arrest and remand in the cypher case. Both cases evoke concerns of political motives and due process.