ATC acquits PM Imran Khan in Parliament attack case
ISLAMABAD: An anti terrorism court (ATC) of Islamabad on Thursday acquitted Prime Minister Imran Khan in the parliament attack case.
ATC Judge Raja Jawad Abbas announced the verdict in this regard.
The case against President Arif Alvi will stay due to the presidential immunity. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood and Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar have been summoned on Nov 21 for indictment.
Provincial minister Aleem Khan, Shaukat Yousafzai and Jahangir Khan Tareen have also been summoned on the next hearing. While, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahir ul Qadri continues to be a proclaimed absconder.
The attack had taken place during the sit-in protest of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the federal capital territory.
On Aug 31, 2014, supporters of the PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek had stormed the Parliament House and Prime Minister House and scuffled with police. Police had invoked the anti-terrorism act against Imran Khan and other senior party leaders including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Arif Alvi and Shafqat Mehmood accusing them of making incendiary speeches. The prosecution had said that three people were killed and 26 others were injured.