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Islamabad Dharna case: Imran files petition seeking exemption from appearance, acquittal from the case.

ISLAMABAD -- PTI chairman Imran Khan has filed petition in Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad seeking exemption from attendance and his acquittal in SSP Asmatullah Junejo torture case.

SSP Asmat Ullah Junejo torture case came up for hearing before ATC Islamabad headed by Judge Shahrukh Arjumand here Thursday.

Imran Khan appeared before the court.

Petitions were filed in the court by Imran KHAN seeking his exemption from attendance and acquittal in the case.

The court directed him to provide copies of both the petitions to prosecution.

Babar Awan counsel for Imran Khan did not appear in the court due to his pre-occupation in Supreme Court (SC).

Advocate Shahid Nasim Gondal while giving arguments said petition pertaining to acquittal be decided first before indicting his client.

Imran Khan said that one person stages political protest and cases are framed against him. Cases against him are absolutely undemocratic process.

The learned judge remarked case is in the court and we have to follow procedure.

The court inquired from the counsel ?e fix the hearing of petitions for arguments on March 01.

Counsel for Imran Khan said will the accused have to appear in the court on next hearing.

The court remarked Imran Khan will have to appear until his exemption is approved.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till February 26.

As many as four cases including Attack on PTV, attack on parliament and SSP Junejo violence case were registered against PTI chairman Imran Khan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other leaders during Islamabad dharna in 2014.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Feb 16, 2018
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