ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) legal team to file acquittal pleas in what they deem to be politically motivated cases registered against party leaders with regards to attacks on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House during the sit-in protests in 2014.
The prime minister’s directives came after PTI leadership decided to file acquittal pleas in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) against the cases registered against party leaders under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
According to PTI’s legal team, pleas for acquittal of party leaders booked in the cases will be filed on September 11.
ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi has summoned all accused in the cases on September 11.
The prime minister and other party leaders, including President-elect Dr Arif Alvi, Finance Minister Asad Umar and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, are accused of attacking the government institutions in Islamabad.