RAWALPINDI: Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, have been sentenced to ten years in prison by a special court hearing their case.

Special Court Judge Abul Hasanat Zulqarnain presided over the cipher case against PTI founder Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Adiala Jail. Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood were present in the courtroom.

The court ruled that the prosecution had sufficient evidence to substantiate the accusations against the former prime minister and foreign minister.

During the hearing, Questionnaire 342 was presented to Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the founder of the PTI, and both accused stated that because lawyers were not present, how would the statement be recorded.
Later, the court recorded PTI founder Imran Khan’s 342 testimony, in which he stated that the cipher had arrived at his office but that the military secretary was in charge of its protection. He stated that no clues were discovered concerning the encryption.
Following the recording of Imran Khan’s statement 342 and a brief hearing, the court ruled that Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood were sentenced to ten years in jail in the cipher case.

The judge issued a brief oral ruling in the matter.