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Imran Khan’s trial in jail declared illegal

Logan D Suza

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to Reuters during an interview in Lahore on March 17. Photo: Reuters

The trial of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in the state secret document leak case has been declared illegal. Imran’s lawyer said that a Pakistani court made the announcement on Tuesday.

In a post on social media X, lawyer Naeem Panjutha said, “Islamabad High Court has declared the notification of trial in jail as invalid.”

Earlier, the former prime minister’s legal team had challenged the law ministry’s notification ordering a jail trial.

Since Imran Khan was indicted last month, a special court has conducted the trial in jail due to security concerns.
Imran Khan has been accused of leaking a state secret document sent to Islamabad by Pakistan’s ambassador to the US last year.

Former cricket star Imran Khan was forced to step down after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament in 2022. Dozens of cases have been filed against him.

He condemned the cases as an attempt to keep them out of politics.
Apart from this, Imran Khan has been convicted and sentenced to three years in prison in a corruption case. Although the sentence was suspended, he remains in jail in other cases.

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