Cipher Case: Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood sentenced to 10 years of Jail

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and former chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the cipher case.Decision was announced by special court Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain during hearing at Adiala Jail.
The decision was announced verbally by special court Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain today at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi in the presence of both the PTI leaders.  The judge has been holding hearings of the case in Adiala Jail since it started last year.

During the hearing, Judge Zulqarnain reminded the PTI leaders that their lawyers were assigned state lawyers and would not be attending in court before declaring the verdict. The court further noted that the questions under 342 were presented to Qureshi and Imran. Qureshi countered that they cannot record his remarks because his lawyers are not present.
The court in its verdict said the prosecution had enough evidence to prove the charges against the former prime minister and ex-foreign minister.The verdict came a day after the hearing was prolonged as the proceedings were disrupted, as Imran and Qureshi lost their anger and started yelling.

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