Pak’s anti-terrorism court acquitted Prime Minister Khan in the 2014 Parliament attack case | Instant News

Islamabad, October 29 (PTI) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was acquitted by an anti-terrorism court on Thursday in the 2014 Parliament attack case but other senior ministers, including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, are summoned for charges, according to media reports.

King Jawad Abbas Hassan, judge of the Anti-Terrorism Court, however, suspended the trial of President Arif Alvi because of the presidential immunity granted to him, The Express Tribune reported.

On 31 August 2014, workers from the now ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) marched towards the Parliament House and the Prime Minister and clashed with police, killing 3 and injuring 26 others. .

Police have demanded parts of the Anti-Terrorism Act against Khan and other PTI leaders.

According to a report in the Dawn newspaper, Prime Minister Khan’s release came after this week he urged the court to release him as prosecutors were no longer interested in pursuing the case.

The application submitted by his lawyer stated that “the prosecution is not interested in prosecuting the applicant (Imran Khan)”.

“The Petitioner was involved with malicious intent and was dragged into this fake case. The subsequent process will lead to harassment and political victimization. In particular, after the prosecution supports the applicant’s release, “he said.

According to the lawyers, not a single witness from the prosecution linked the prime minister to the offense, adding that no direct or indirect evidence was available against the prime minister, the report said.

The prosecution attorney was appointed by the government and received instructions from him. The prosecution team under the government of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has fought back against the Parliament attack case but with a new team under PTI rule, the situation has changed, Dawn’s report noted.

Judge Hassan summoned Foreign Minister Qureshi, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood and Planning Minister Asad Umar at the next hearing on November 12 for charges.

Provincial ministers Aleem Khan and Shaukat Yousafzai as well as former PTI secretary general Jahangir Tareen have also been summoned at the next hearing. Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT) worker Mubashir Ali has been released in the case.

Berita Geo reports that PAT Chairman Tahirul Qadri has been declared a fugitive. PTI RS AKJ RS RS

Disclaimer: – This article has not been edited by the Outlook staff and is generated automatically from a news agency feed. Source: PTI

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