Special court under Official Secrets Act established

Special court under Official Secrets Act established

Islamabad: The interim government has established a special court in Islamabad to hear cases filed under the Official Secrets Act.

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge Judge Abual Hasnat has been nominated as the judge of the special court.

The establishment of the court comes amid controversy over the approval of the Official Secrets Act by President Arif Alvi.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi were charged under the Act.

According to the FIR, the PTI chairman and the former foreign minister revealed the contents of diplomatic cipher to unauthorised persons and twisted facts “for ulterior motives and personal gains in a manner prejudicial to the interests of state security”.

Qureshi, who was arrested on Saturday by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), was presented before the special court.