Khan’s jail custody extended till September 13 to investigate him on charges of leaking state secrets, his lawyer says.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been sent to judicial remand for two weeks on charges of leaking state secrets, his lawyer says.
Khan’s custody was extended till September 13 to investigate him in the so-called “cypher” case after a special court held the proceedings on the jail premises in Attock city on Wednesday.
The former prime minister is charged with making public the contents of a confidential cable sent by Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States and using it for political gain.
“We have filed a bail petition in the court and it will be heard on Saturday,” Khan’s lawyer Naeem Haider Panjutha said after the court heard the “cypher” case under the country’s Official Secrets Act.
Khan’s new detention comes a day after the Islamabad High Court suspended his three-year jail sentence on corruption charges.
More to follow.