Tuesday Nov 19 2019
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ATC reserves verdict on PM Imran’s acquittal plea in PTV attack case

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ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday reserved its verdict over the acquittal plea of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House attack case.

The court will announce its verdict on December 5.

During today’s hearing, PM Imran's attorney Babar Awan stated that anti-terrorism charges cannot be applied to speeches made by the prime minister and the violation of section 144.

The state’s prosecutor Chaudhry Shafqat, instead of opposing the acquittal plea, supported the application.

Shafqat said that he would have no objection, if the prime minister was acquitted in the case. He added that these cases were politically motivated and will waste the time of the court.

After hearing the arguments, the court reserved its verdict and said it will announce its decision on December 5.

In September 2018, PM Imran had directed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) legal team to file acquittal pleas in cases registered against party leaders related to attacks on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House in 2014.