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2014 sit-in case: PM gets permanent exemption from appearance

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will not have to appear in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) here to stand trial in a case pertaining to the attacks on the state television and parliament buildings during the 2014 sit-in as the court granted him permanent exemption from personal appearance on Tuesday. The premier through his counsel Babar Awan filed an application seeking permanent exemption from appearance in court. ATC Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi granted his plea, exempting him from appearing before the court during…

Govt challenges Imran Khan’s acquittal in SSP torture case

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday challenged a ruling of an anti-terrorism court that acquitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in a case pertaining to manhandling of then SSP Islamabad (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad. The state through Advocate General Islamabad filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC),  naming the PTI chief and ATC judge as respondents. In the appeal, the high court has been pleaded to set aside the May 04 verdict. On May 04, Judge…

ATC warns Imran of arrest warrants over no-show on May 4

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday granted one-day exemption to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan from personal appearance in a case pertaining to manhandling of then SSP Islamabad (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand warned that if the PTI chief fails to appear on next hearing, it will issue warrants for his arrest. He also deferred the verdict on a plea of Imran seeking acquittal in the case for want of evidence. The judge…

ATC refuses to exempt Imran Khan from personal appearance in 2014 sit-in cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court here on Friday turned down a plea filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan seeking exemption from personal appearance in cases related to the attack on the state buildings and then SSP Islamabad (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 sit-in in the federal capital. Khan through his lawyer Advocate Shahid Naseem Gondal had submitted two pleas in the court in previous hearing on February 15. In the last hearing, the PTI chief appeared before the court and filed…

ATC grants bail to Arif Alvi, Shireen Mazari and Asad Umar in 2014 sit-in cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday granted bail to three senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) including Arif Alvi, Shireen Mazari and Asad Umar in four cases related to the attack on the Pakistan Television (PTV) and then SSP Islamabad (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 sit-in in the federal capital. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand was hearing the cases against PTI chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri alongside the three leaders when granted bail to…

‘My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist’: PTI chief after getting bail in 2014 sit-in cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in four cases registered against him during 2014 sit-in. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand announced the verdict in presence of the PTI chief and his counsel. He had earlier reserved the verdict on the bail applications after hearing his counsel's arguments. Speaking to the media after the hearing, Khan said this verdict proved he was not a terrorist. Exploiting anti-terrorism law for political gains would…