ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Due to concerns that an open court procedure would harm Pakistan’s ties with foreign countries, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) requested that the bail plea for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman in the cipher case be considered in private on Monday.
FIA Special Prosecutor Shah Khawar entered the plea when the court reassembled after a brief break.
The court decided to hear both the PTI chief’s bail plea and the FIA’s request for an in-camera hearing before the break. As it began to consider the petition, the judge said, “Let’s hear the application for in-camera proceedings along with the main application for bail.”
The IHC CJ requested that the bail plea be considered in private when the court resumed after the break. Under the Official Secrets Act, a trial cannot be made public, claims Khawar. He said that before the trial court, they intended to file a similar plea.