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Supreme Court probes leak of Imran Khan’s image during hearing

Reportedly, Khan, the PTI founder, participated in a video-linked appearance before a five-member bench hearing a case regarding amendments to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws. During the session, a photograph of him was taken and circulated on social media.

The Supreme Court administration initiated an inquiry on Thursday following the release of an image featuring former Prime Minister Imran Khan by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), according to sources informed Geo News.

Reportedly, Khan, the PTI founder, participated in a video-linked appearance before a five-member bench hearing a case regarding amendments to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws. During the session, a photograph of him was taken and circulated on social media.

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The bench, consisting of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa, Justice Aminuddin Khan, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Justice Athar Minallah, and Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi, oversaw Khan’s participation. He is currently serving a sentence in Adiala Jail and was granted permission by the bench to present his arguments personally.

This marks Khan’s first appearance in the apex court for a hearing since his arrest last year in the Zaman Park case related to Toshakhana.

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Previously, the Supreme Court live-streamed proceedings of the case, but today’s hearing was not broadcasted live. PTI leaders have urged authorities to resume live broadcasting of the proceedings.

Sources indicated that the Supreme Court authorities have commenced investigations into the matter, with plans for police action against any individuals found responsible for the violation of courtroom regulations.

“The CCTV footage is under review to identify the person who captured the image. Subsequently, adjustments were made to minimize the frame size of the video link.”

During the court session today, the former prime minister appeared via video link, seated in a room, attired in a light-blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves. The image released by the party depicted Khan resting his face on his hand.