Pakistan: Court acquits PM Khan in 2014 Parliament attack case


A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday acquitted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a case related to the 2014 Parliament House attack. The court has summoned Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other senior ministers for prosecution.

The Express Tribune reported that anti-terrorism court judge Raza Jawad Abbas Hasan also decided to stay the proceedings against President Arif Alvi for holding the presidency.

The petition to acquit Khan was filed by a lawyer for the government, in which the prosecutor argued during the trial that the case was made on political grounds, a waste of court time.

The judge summoned Foreign Minister Qureshi, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Education Minister Shafaqat Mahmood, and Planning Minister Asad Umar, along with key party leaders Alim Khan and former PTI Secretary General Jahangir, in the next hearing on 12 November.

Let us know that on 31 August 2014, activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek parties demonstrated towards Parliament and Prime Minister's residence. In this demonstration, 3 people were killed and 26 others were injured. Police had enforced sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act against Khan and other PTI leaders.