ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan was acquitted in the SSP Asmatullah Junejo attack case under way at the anti-terrorism court (ATC).
At the last hearing on April 25, Judge Shahrukh Arjumand had summoned the PTI chief in person so it can rule on his request for acquittal from the case.
As the PTI chief appeared in court today, the ATC judge ruled in his favour.
Talking to the media after the decision, Imran said he is happy over the court decision and vowed to stop the misuse of anti-terrorism laws when his government comes to power.
The PTI chairperson also criticised Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Rana Sanaullah, Abid Sher Ali, Javed Latif, Khawaja Asif and Tallal Chaudry for their anti-women remarks.
“A Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister was made to apologise instantly when he made anti-women remarks,” Imran shared.
Imran also called out Nawaz’s daughter Maryam for being a false champion of women’s rights.
The PTI chairperson claimed the Sharifs did not even spare Pakistan Peoples Party’s Nusrat Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.
The ATC had reserved its verdict on the acquittal plea after hearing arguments over the on April 10.
The PTI chief had not appeared in court at the last hearing despite a summons.
The 2014 violence
The PTI chief and other party leaders are accused of attacking the Parliament and PTV office during the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad, as well as torturing the then-SSP operations and violating the loudspeakers act.
Two ATCs are hearing the total of four cases against the party leaders in Islamabad.
The PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leaders were booked after they marched towards the Parliament and PM House during the 2014 sit-in, in an attempt to topple the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government after the Model Town incident and over alleged rigging in the 2013 General Elections.
The other cases were lodged after PTI and PAT workers ransacked the PTV office, Parliament premises and thrashed Junejo during clashes with police.