ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Islamabad on Thursday acquitted Prime Minister Imran Khan in the 2014 Parliament House attack case, reported Khyber News. The Judge Raja Jawad Abbas announced this decision on an application seeking acquittal of Prime Minister Khan. The premier was nominated in the case in 2014 after his PTI held an extended rally in the capital. He has already been acquitted in the SSP attack case and has filed an acquittal plea in the PTV attack case.
PM Khan, President Arif Alvi, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other PTI leaders were named in the case registered under sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). They were all accused of inciting violence during the sit-in in the federal capital. The prime minister was granted permanent exemption from personal appearance during the trial proceedings of the case. On October 26, the premier’s lawyer Abdullah Babar Awan submitted written arguments in the case stating that not a single witness of the prosecution had testified against the prime minister and there was no direct or indirect evidence available on record against him. He said the case in hand was politically motivated with no evidence, ruling out the probability of the conviction of PM Imran Khan.