Aleem Khan summoned in PTV, Parliament attack case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An anti-terrorism court on Thursday summoned PTI leader Aleem Khan in the PTV and Parliament attack case.
The court has issued a notice of the Secretariat SHO for making arrangements for appearance of Aleem Khan in court.
However, the court approved the application of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Jahangir Tareen and others to seek exemption from appearance in court for one day.
According to the prosecution, three people were killed and 26 others injured, while 60 were arrested during the violence. The prosecution submitted 65 photos, sticks, cutters, etc, to the court to establish its case.
In February, Imran had appeared before an ATC in four cases, including the PTV and Parliament attack case and the SSP Asmatullah Junejo torture case. During the hearing, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief had requested an exemption from the court.
In 2014, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chairman Tahirul Qadri staged a major rally in Islamabad against alleged rigging in the 2013 election and the Model Town tragedy, which had seen as many as 14 people killed and 100 others injured when police attacked Qadri’s residence during an ‘anti-encroachment’ operation.
Imran Khan had threatened to shut down the entire country in what was perceived as a bid to topple the government. The protest had continued for a record 104 days.
On Sept 1, 2014, while the sit-in was still ongoing, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Asmatullah Junejo had been beaten up by protesters on Constitution Avenue as they stormed the Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters and the precincts of the Parliament.
A case was registered against Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri and others for torturing SSP Junejo and five other police officers. On December 7, the PTI chief requested that the cases regarding the storming of the PTV offices during the 2014 sit-in be transferred from an ATC to a civil court since it did not qualify as a terrorism case.