Strict security measures advised during Imran Khan’s court appearance

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Strict security measures advised during Imran Khan's court appearance

ISLAMABAD, NOV 26 (DNA) — The sensitive agencies have submitted their report to the police authorities and Islamabad district administration regarding security threats during the arrival of PTI Chairman Imran Khan at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) on November 28.

According to sources, the agencies in their report alerted the authorities to take strict security arrangements ahead of the arrival the PTI chairman who has been summoned by the special court to the Judicial Complex in connection with his trial proceedings in the cipher case on Tuesday.

As per the report, it is feared that throngs of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf lawyers and workers would come during Imran’s appearance before the court. It is suggested that besides taking other security measures, the administration also make proper arrangements to disperse the PTI workers.

The Islamabad administration has started preparing a security plan following the submission of the agencies’ report, sources concluded. It bears mentioning that it will be the first appearance of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in an open court since his arrest in the Toshakhana case on August 5.

The cipher leaking case was registered against the former premier Imran Khan and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi under the Official Secrets Act and the case trail was being held in the jail where both the PTI leaders are incarcerated.

Special Court Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain conducted the trial which was started on August 29. So far, the special court has recorded statements of four witnesses. However, a division bench of the Islamabad High Court comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz declared the jail trial illegal and vitiated the entire proceedings.

Complying with the high court order, Special Judge Zulqarnain on Thursday declared that the trial would recommence from the very start. He issued the direction for production of Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the court on Nov 28. — DNA