IHC Issues Notices in Khan's Cypher, Toshakhana Appeals

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IHC Issues Notices in Khan's Cypher, Toshakhana Appeals

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notices to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regarding appeals filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and co-accused individuals against trial court verdicts in the Cypher and Toshakhana cases.

The court has directed the FIA and NAB to submit their responses by February 29. These appeals challenge the special court's 10-year prison sentences for Khan and co-accused Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the Cypher case and the 14-year imprisonment verdict for Khan and Bushra Bibi in the Toshakhana case.

In a related development, the IHC has also issued a notice to the FIA regarding Khan's post-arrest bail plea in the EUR190 million corruption case. However, Khan's bail application in the Toshakhana case has been deemed ineffective.

Khan and Qureshi have appealed their conviction and 10-year sentences in the Cypher case. Meanwhile, Khan and Bibi have challenged their conviction and 14-year imprisonment verdict in the Toshakhana case. In their appeals, they argue that the trial court proceedings were flawed and that the mandatory procedural requirements were not followed.