PTI decides to file acquittal pleas in PTV, parliament attack case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership decided on Friday to file acquittal pleas in Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament’s House attacks cases.
As per reports, these cases were registered against the party leaders including President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Minister for Finance Asad umar under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) during the 2014 sit-in.
The prime minister directed the PTI legal team to file acquittal pleas in cases related to attacks on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House during sit-in at D-Chowk.
The PTI leadership decided to file acquittal pleas in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) against the cases registered against party leaders under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) during the 2014 sit-in.
According to PTI’s legal team, the pleas for acquittal of party leaders booked in the cases will be filed on September 11.
ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi has summoned all accused in the cases on September 11.
The PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leaders were booked after they marched towards the Parliament and PM House during the 2014 sit-in, in an attempt to topple the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government after the Model Town incident. They also clashed with policemen along their way.