Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to seek response on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's petition seeking post-arrest bail in the cipher case.
IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq presided the hearing of Khan's bail petition challenging the special court's last week decision of rejecting the post-arrest bail pleas of Khan and his party's Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Justice Aamer Farooq issued notices to FIA in response to the plea filed by lawyer Salman Safdar on behalf of the PTI chief.
The PTI chief’s lawyers repeatedly urged for an early hearing of the petition.
Following which the IHC chief justice said that the procedure is there and the case will be decided accordingly.
IHC issued notices to FIA and seek response from FIA about extension in PTI chief's arrest.
It is important to mention Khan and Qureshi are on judicial remand in the cipher case till September 26, and their post-arrest bail pleas were rejected by special court last week.
Last month, the FIA arrested PTI chief and his party’s vice chairman under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly misplacing and misusing the classified document.