ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday summoned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on July 25 (Tuesday) in a “cipher conspiracy” case.
The FIA had summoned the deposed premier at the FIA headquarters with all relevant documents.
If the PTI chief will not appear before the agency, the action will be taken against him, said the FIA notice.
The development came after the then-principal secretary of the former prime minister, Azam Khan, recorded a statement in which he called the ex-premier’s use of the US cipher a “conspiracy” to “manipulate for creating a narrative against the state institutions.”
The former bureaucrat, in his confession, said when he provided the ex-premier with the cipher, he was “happy” and termed the language as a “US blunder”.
The former prime minister Imran Khan then said, according to Azam, that the cable could be used for “creating a narrative against the state institutions.
Imran Khan instructed Azam to hand over the cypher to him. The statement said this was also a clear violation on regulations for handing over official documentation.
Azam Khan confessed the cypher copy was retained by Imran Khan and the next day was informed that it was “misplaced”.