Thursday, September 21, 2023

One-day physical remand of Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrested in cipher missing case approved

A 14-day physical remand of Shah Mehmood Qureshi was requested

Tehreek-e-Insaf vice-chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, nominated in the cipher missing case, was handed over to FIA on one-day physical remand by a local court in Islamabad.

Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was arrested by FIA in Islamabad yesterday in the cipher case.

After his arrest, Shah Mehmood Qureshi was shifted to FIA headquarters, where he was produced before a local court in Islamabad today.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi was brought to the court through the back door. And the FIA officials requested for 14-day physical remand of Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the cipher case, however, the court approved the PTI leader’s 1-day physical remand and handed it over to FIA.

FIR registered against Shah Mehmood
A case against Vice Chairman PTI Shah Mehmood Qureshi was registered on August 15 for violating the Official Secrets Act in the complaint of the former interior secretary.

A case was registered in the FIA’s counter-terrorism wing.

According to the contents of the FIR, the FIA team investigating the Cipher case, Shah Mahmood distorted the facts of Cipher.

Chairman PTI Imran Khan is also named in the case.

The suit said that the cipher was used maliciously, Chairman PTI and Shah Mehmood disclosed secret documents and national security was at stake.

According to the text of the FIR, the former prime minister and the former foreign minister conveyed the information contained in the cipher to unauthorized persons and distorted the facts.

The FIR states that the former prime minister and the former foreign minister distorted the facts for nefarious purposes and personal gain and both endangered the interests of the state, conspired to misuse the contents of the cipher to fulfill nefarious purposes. done

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According to the FIR, there was a conspiracy to misuse the contents of the cipher in the Bani Gala meeting on March 28. The former prime minister asked Azam Khan to manipulate the contents of the cipher message. Used ciphers for purposes.

The FIR states that Imran Khan kept the cipher telegram maliciously and did not send it back to the Ministry of External Affairs and it is still in the possession of the former prime minister.

According to the FIR, the entire cypher security system was compromised due to the illegal possession of CipherTelegram, foreign forces were directly and indirectly benefited by these actions of the accused and the State of Pakistan was harmed by these actions of the accused.

It has been stated in the FIR that the role of former Principal Secretary Azam Khan will be determined during the investigation, while the role of former minister Asad Umar and other associates will also be determined during the investigation.

In the FIR, sections 5 and 9 of the Official Secrets Act have been imposed against Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, apart from section 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

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