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ECP disqualifies Shah Mehmood Qureshi for five years after conviction

Qureshi along with Imran Khan was sentenced to 10 years in cypher case
Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) office in Islamabad, Pakistan June 25, 2020. REUTERS
Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) office in Islamabad, Pakistan June 25, 2020. REUTERS

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday disqualified Shah Mehmood Qureshi from contesting election 2024 and subsequent elections for a period of five years, a notification said.

The electoral watchdog in its notification said that a court had convicted and sentenced Shah Mehmood Qureshi along with PTI founder Imran Khan to 10 years in prison in the cypher case.

A special court sentenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to 10 years imprisonment in the cypher case on January 30.

Judge Abu Alhasnaat Zulqurnain announced the verdict in a hearing of the special court in Adiala Jail. The case accuses Khan and Qureshi of illegally retaining and communicating a classified diplomatic cable sent by Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington.

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