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PM submits acquittal plea in PTV attack case

PM submits acquittal plea in PTV attack case
October 26, 2020 10:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has submitted acquittal plea in the PTV attack case on Monday.

In his written arguments on his acquittal plea, the lawyer said that no witness has testified Imran Khan’s involvement in the case. There is no evidence against him either.

The case was filed by his political opponents to malign them. A false and baseless case has been filed against him, he argued. He also requested the court to exonerate him from all charges under Section 265 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

The anti-terrorism court has reserved a verdict on the prime minister’s acquittal plea and is slated to announce it on October 29. The court had reserved the verdict in November last year after Prime Minister Khan’s counsel Babar Awan completed his arguments.

The government prosecutor during the hearing informed the court that the prosecution have no objection over acquittal of Imran Khan. On the question of the judge whether the prosecution will oppose the application for acquittal, the prosecutor said it was a political case with no consequences.

The attack occurred during the 126-day Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek protest against the PML-N government in 2014.

Workers and leaders of the parties marched towards Parliament and Prime Minister House in Islamabad and attacked the PTV office. During a clash between protesters and the police 50 workers attacked and seriously injured SSP Asmatullah Junejo.

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