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Pakistan: Imran Khan will not come out of jail yet, judicial custody extended till September 13

Islamabad. A special court in Pakistan on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former prime minister Imran Khan till September 13 in a case related to the alleged leak of secret messages. Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain, who reached Punjab’s Attock Jail for the hearing, pronounced the verdict in the case of the missing document related to the secret message. The document was waved by Khan during a political rally before he was ousted last year.

The trial of the case took place at the Attock District Jail after the Law Ministry’s approval amid security concerns expressed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The authorities on Tuesday decided to hear the case inside the Attock District Jail, where Khan has been lodged since August 5 following his conviction in the Toshakhana corruption case.

On Tuesday, a two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court suspended Khan’s sentence, but he could not be released as the judge hearing the case related to the leak of the secret messages ordered him to be kept in jail and produced for trial. had ordered. Judge Zulqarnain extended Khan’s judicial custody till September 13, which means he will remain in jail for now, Geo News reported.

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