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Islamabad: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad on Thursday acquitted Prime Minister Imran Khan in the case of the assault on the Pakistan Parliament Building and Television (PTV).
The court on 26 October upheld its decision on the request to release the Prime Minister in the case.
In particular, in the written arguments demanding the prime minister’s release, Imran Khan’s adviser, Abdullah Babar Awan, stated that there was no evidence to prove the prime minister’s involvement in the case. Awan also said that there were no eye witnesses who had stated this.
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The case of assault by the DPR and PTV
On September 1, 2014, hundreds of workers, suspected to be members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) camps, attacked the Parliament building and PTV office in Islamabad during 126 days of protests against the then PML-N government.
During clashes with police, about 50 protesters attacked and seriously injured SSP Asmatullah Junejo.
Imran Khan, President Dr Arif Alvi, head of PAT Tahirul Qadri and several others were charged under the Anti-Terrorism Law for their alleged involvement in the attack.
As per the prosecution, three people were killed and 26 injured in the attack. Sixty people were arrested.
In particular, PM Imran Khan was released in the attack on SSP Junejo.
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