Imran Khan files new petition against SC registrar’s objections to his plea

ISLAMABAD: Former chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan on Monday submitted a miscellaneous petition to the Supreme Court praying for the early hearing of his appeal against the objections of the registrar’s office on his earlier petition against the Official Secrets (Amendment) Act, 2023.

The former PTI chairman requested the court to fix his plea for hearing in the next week.

The petitioner said that he had challenged the Official Secrets (Amendment) Act in a constitutional petition. But the SC registrar’s office returned the petition after raising objections to it.

The objections of the registrar office cannot be maintained. We have filed a chamber appeal against the objections of the registrar’s office, the petition read.

In September, former prime minister Imran Khan petitioned the Supreme Court to declare “null and void” the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Act 2023 and Official Secrets (Amendment) Act 2023, contending that since both lack the presidential assent, they remain bills and have not become law.