PM gets permanent exemption from appearance in PTV attack case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday got Prime Minister Imran Khan permanent reprieve from appearance in Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House attack cases.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jehangir Tareen and other party leaders’ requests for exemption were also accepted by the ATC.
ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi had summoned all accused in the cases today. PM Imran’s counsel, Babar Awan, appeared on his behalf before the ATC judge and submitted a request for the premier’s permanent exemption from hearings.
Babar Awan then submitted an affidavit on the premier’s behalf and said that he will appear on behalf of the prime minister.”
On Friday, PM Imran directed PTI’s legal team to file acquittal pleas in the cases registered against party leaders under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) during the 2014 sit-in.