Former Prime Minister Re-Arrested in Cipher Case After Attock Jail Release

Web DeskAugust 29, 2023

In a surprising turn of events, the former Prime Minister, who was recently released from incarceration after the suspension of his sentence in the Toshakhana criminal case, has once again found himself behind bars. This time, the arrest is linked to the cipher case, and he is expected to remain in judicial remand until August 30. The decision was officially announced by Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain of the Official Secrets Act court.

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This development has sent shockwaves through the political landscape, sparking discussions about the legal intricacies surrounding the former Prime Minister’s case. The special court has promptly dispatched the written verdict to the superintendent of Attock Jail, instructing them to transport the Former PM to court on the specified date.

Judge Zulqarnain made it abundantly clear that the individual’s judicial remand stems from a case filed under the Official Secrets Act, underscoring the seriousness of the allegations against him. Consequently, he will remain in custody until his appearance in court later this month.

The legal saga surrounding the former Prime Minister has been a subject of intense scrutiny and debate. His initial release following the suspension of his sentence in the Toshakhana case was met with a mix of relief and controversy. Many believed that this marked a turning point in his legal battles.

However, the subsequent arrest in connection with the cipher case has reignited the legal and political discourse. Observers are closely monitoring the developments, particularly as they pertain to the charges brought against the former Prime Minister.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) played a pivotal role in these recent events. A division bench led by IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri had accepted the Former PM’s appeal and made the decision to suspend his sentence in the Toshakhana criminal case. This decision, while significant, has been overshadowed by the swift arrest in the cipher case.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the nation remains gripped by this unfolding drama, with questions about the implications for the former Prime Minister’s political future and the broader implications for the country’s legal and political landscape. The case serves as a reminder of the intricate relationship between law and politics and the challenges of navigating a complex legal terrain.

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