Anti-Terrorism Court docket Decide Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan, nonetheless, halted proceedings in opposition to President Arif Alvi as a result of presidential immunity granted to him, The Categorical Tribune reported.
On August 31, 2014, employees of the now ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) marched in direction of the Parliament and Prime Minister’s Home and clashed with police, killing three individuals and injuring 26 others.
Police had invoked sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act in opposition to Khan and different PTI leaders.
In accordance with a report within the Daybreak newspaper, Prime Minister Khan’s acquittal comes after he this week urged the court docket to acquit him because the prosecution was not concerned with pursuing the case.
The appliance filed by his lawyer said that “the prosecution was not concerned with prosecuting the applicant (Imran Khan)”.
“The applicant is maliciously implicated and dragged on this false case. Additional proceedings shall trigger harassment and political victimisation. Significantly, after the prosecution stands in favour of the acquittal of the applicant,” it stated.
In accordance with the counsel, not a single witness of the prosecution had linked the prime minister with the offence, including that there was no direct or oblique proof out there on report in opposition to the prime minister, the report stated.
Prosecution attorneys are appointed by the federal government and take directions from it. The then prosecution workforce underneath the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) authorities had fought the Parliament assault case however with a brand new workforce underneath the PTI authorities, the state of affairs has modified, the Daybreak report famous.
Decide Hassan summoned Overseas Minister Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Schooling Minister Shafqat Mehmood and Planning Minister Asad Umar on the subsequent listening to on November 12 for indictment.
Provincial ministers Aleem Khan and Shaukat Yousafzai in addition to PTI’s former secretary normal Jahangir Tareen have additionally been summoned on the subsequent listening to. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) employee Mubashir Ali has been acquitted within the case.
Geo information reported that PAT chairman Tahirul Qadri has been declared a fugitive.