ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday declared that hearing of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s bail petition in the cipher case registered under Official Secrets Act, will be held in an open court.
A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Aamer Farooq announced the verdict in an application of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) seeking in-camera proceedings of the case. The IHC bench said that open court hearing of the bail petition will be held on October 9. However, it said that arguments by lawyers on documents regarded as Chief of Army Staff Gen Syed Asim Munir, members of the cabinet, provincial chief ministers and the high level government officials, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release. The ministries apprised the forum about the practical steps undertaken during the last one month to improve business and investment environment in the country. The committee expressed overall satisfaction over the ongoing negotiations with foreign and domestic investors for timely realisation of various investment prospects. The prime minister appreciated the good work put forth by various ministries and departments and directed to continue with the ‘Whole of the Government’ approach to overcome economic challenges being faced by Pakistan. The chief of army staff assured unflinching resolve of Pakistan army to support the government’s endeavours for a sustainable path towards economic recovery.