The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's sentence awarded to him in the Toshakhana case.
The IHC announced the short verdict that it reserved a day earlier wherein it directed the authorities to release the PTI chief on bail.
The Islamabad High Court on Monday reserved its judgement on PTI chairman’s appeal against his sentence in the Toshakhana criminal case.
A division bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri started hearing the appeal. The lawyer of the election commission, Amjad Pervaiz, presented arguments. He was unable to attend the previous hearing due to his health issue.
The chief justice had ordered Pervaiz to ensure his presence at the next hearing. The court had remarked that if he remained absent, a verdict would be pronounced based on the available record.
On the other hand, on Aug 26, a team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) investigated the PTI chief in Attock Jail in the US cipher case.
The former prime minister was questioned about the alleged disappearance of the cipher. The FIA cybercrime team headed by Deputy Director Ayaz investigated the former prime minister.
The suspect was questioned for more than an hour regarding the illegal use and disappearance of the cipher.
An FIR in the cipher case was registered against him, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other party leaders under the Official Secrets Act and the PPC over illegal use of and misplacement of the cipher.
The PTI chief is serving a sentence in the Attock Jail in the Toshakhana criminal case, awarded by the sessions court of Islamabad.