Jahangir Tareen files acquittal plea in PTV attack case


ISLAMABAD: Disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former party secretary Jahangir Tareen has filed an acquittal plea in the PTV attack case.

As per the details, Tareen’s counsel Syed Ali Bukhari filed the plea in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Islamabad on Thursday.

The petitioner, in the plea, prayed to the court that Tareen should be acquitted in the case under section 265.

The court has issued a notice to the prosecution in this regard.

Meanwhile, petitions seeking exemption from the appearance by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak and Ejaz Chaudhry were also submitted during the hearing.

Accepting the petitions, the court adjourned the hearing.

Arguments on the petition seeking acquittal of President Arif Alvi in the PTV and Parliament House attack case could not be given Thursday.

On September 1, 2014, hundreds of men, allegedly protesters from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) camps, had ransacked the PTV office, Parliament premises and brutally beaten up Asmatullah Junejo, less than 24 hours into his first day on the job as SSP operations.

Imran Khan, PAT chief Tahirul Qadri and several others were booked over their alleged involvement in the attack during the 2014 sit-ins in the capital.