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Ban on publishing news about Imran Khan’s trial in the media

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The court has imposed a ban on the media from reporting on the closed-door trial of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on charges of leaking state secrets. The court gave this order last Thursday night, Reuters reported in a report.

General elections are scheduled to be held in Pakistan in February next year. At such a time, due to the ban imposed on the media from publishing the news of Imran Khan, concern has arisen about the transparency of the trial process of Imran Khan.

A court in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi said in an order that violating the ban on the media would face “serious consequences” under the Government Secrets Act.

The court also conditionally allowed Imran Khan and his co-accused former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s family to participate in the trial. However, they have stipulated that they cannot publish the proceedings on any platform.

Human rights groups expressed concern after the court’s order. They said, imposing a ban on the media to reveal the proceedings will not fulfill the essential features of a fair trial.

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has been imprisoned since August 5 after being found guilty in a corruption case. Due to this, it has become uncertain whether he will be able to compete in the general election next year.

Former cricketer and former Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted in April last year after losing a confidence vote in Pakistan’s parliament. Then Shahbaz Sharif became the Prime Minister. His government has since filed dozens of other cases against Imran, including the violation of state secrets and the Toshakhana corruption case.

However, Imran Khan has always denied the allegations and said that these fabricated cases were given to keep him away from politics.



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