Imran Khan appears before ATC in 2014 Parliament attack case
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan appeared immediately (Thursday) in the anti-terrorism court docket in circumstances pertaining to the sit-in by PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in 2014.
Through the listening to, police informed ATC decide Shahrukh Arjumand, who’s listening to the circumstances, that Imran has joined the investigation and is now not an absconder.
Throughout a media speak after the listening to, the PTI chief mentioned the 2014 sit-in was peaceable and as an alternative of him, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and legislation minister Rana Sanaullah ought to be implicated in a terrorism case.
He reiterated his demand for resignation of Sanaullah and Shehbaz, saying they need to be in jail for the violence throughout the Mannequin City incident of 2014.
“We’ll be a part of Tahirul Qadri if he takes to streets to protest,” Imran mentioned.
That is the third time the PTI chief has appeared in the ATC in the circumstances.
Imran on Wednesday recorded his assertion with the police on the orders of the ATC.
The ATC is listening to 4 circumstances in opposition to the PTI chief together with assault on state tv constructing, the Parliament and SSP Asmatullah Junejo.
Final month, Imran Khan, by way of his counsel, had surrendered himself before the ATC, which then authorized the PTI chairman’s bail for Rs200,000 in every case. The court docket had earlier issued non-bailable warrants in opposition to him and declared him a proclaimed offender as he had not appeared in any listening to.
The court docket had additionally ordered Imran Khan to cooperate with the investigation and get his assertion recorded before police.
The PTI chief appeared before police on Sunday and recorded his assertion in Secretariat Police Station.
The 2 ‘political cousins’, Imran Khan and PAT chief Tahirul Qadri face expenses of destroying property in the Crimson Zone, attacking the state TV channel’s constructing and injuring SSP Junejo throughout the 2014 protests.
In August 2014, violence broke out in the federal capital when PTI and PAT supporters tried to interrupt a police cordon and storm the PM Home, utilizing cranes to take away barricades.
The clashes between police and protesters resulted in the deaths of three individuals and accidents to over 560. Of the injured, 77 had been safety officers deployed in the Crimson Zone, together with SSP Junejo.
The choice to march to the PM Home was taken after talks between the federal government, PTI and PAT had failed to finish the impasse over the resignation of then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The 2 events had been protesting ‘rigging’ in the 2013 Normal Elections.