Pakistan

Govt challenges court verdict on PAT workers killing in SC

ISLAMABAD: Attorney General of Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt has filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan challenging the verdict of Sessions Court in the case of Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers killing, ARY News reports.

Sessions Judge had ordered the authorities to file case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and 11 others over the killing of three PAT workers at Constitutional Avenue of Islamabad.

Attorney General, in the petition, has stated that the verdict of Sessions Court is illegal. It was also stated that the judge exceeded his authority when announcing the verdict.

He has pleaded to the court to declare the verdict of the Sessions Court as null and void.

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