ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea seeking the acquittal of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Parliament House and Pakistan Television (PTV) attack case during the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) dharna in 2014.
ATC judge Raja Javad Abbas heard the case during which the premier’s lawyer Babar Awan submitted an application seeking the acquittal of his client.
Government lawyer Chaudhry Shafqaat did not object to the acquittal of the premier in the case, saying: “We have no objection if Imran Khan is acquitted in the case.”
“These cases are made on a political basis. Nothing will come of these cases, only the court’s time will be wasted,” he added.
During the hearing, Babar Awan presented arguments in favour of the application and said that terrorism provisions could not be added for a speech made during the dharna or for opposing Section 144 of the criminal procedure code (CrPC).
After hearing the arguments, the court reserved its verdict which will be announced on December 5.