Cipher case: former Pak foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi moves SC for bail

Updated: Nov 20 2023 8:18PM

Islamabad, Nov 20 (PTI) Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday moved the Supreme Court to seek post-arrest bail in the cipher case.

Qureshi, also the Vice Chairman of jailed former prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has approached the apex court, requesting it to annul the Islamabad High Court's decision of November 8 as the court did not properly consider the facts in the case.

Qureshi, 67, was indicted along with Khan, 71 for allegedly violating the Official Secrets Act by disclosing a secret diplomatic cable (cipher) sent by the country’s embassy in Washington in March last year.