A Pakistani courtroom on Tuesday declared the jail trial of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on costs of leaking state secrets and techniques unlawful, his lawyer stated.
A particular courtroom has been conducting the trial in jail citing safety issues since Khan was indicted on the costs final month.
“Islamabad Excessive Court docket has declared unlawful the notification for jail trial,” stated Naeem Panjutha, the lawyer, in a publish on social media platform X.
Khan’s authorized crew had challenged the regulation ministry notification that ordered the jail trial.
اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ نے جیل ٹرائل نوٹیفیکشن کو غیر قانونی قرار دے دیا
— Naeem Haider Panjutha (@NaeemPanjuthaa) November 21, 2023
The costs in opposition to Khan relate to a categorised cable despatched to Islamabad by Pakistan’s ambassador in the USA final yr, which Khan is accused of creating public.
Former cricket hero Khan, who was compelled from workplace in 2022 after dropping a no-confidence vote in parliament, has had dozens of authorized circumstances filed in opposition to him, which he has denounced as an effort to maintain him out of politics.
He has been convicted in a single graft case and sentenced to a few years in jail. The sentence was suspended however he stays in jail in reference to different circumstances.