JUDGEMENT RESERVED AGAINST IMRAN, TAREEN
From Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan yesterday appeared before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing four cases against him. Imran, through his counsel, surrendered himself before the ATC, which had issued non-bailable warrants against him and declared him a proclaimed offender as he had not appeared in a single hearing. The ATC granted bail to the PTI chairman for Rs200,000 in each case. The hearing was adjourned until November 24. Speaking to the reporters, Imran said that the party was peacefully protesting [in 2014] for transparent elections but terrorism cases were lodged against them. The court ATC is hearing three cases regarding the attack on the Islamabad Operations SSP Asmatullah Junejo and state buildings during the 2014 protest sit-in by PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). The two ‘political cousins’, Imran and PAT chief Tahir-ul-Qadri, face charges of destroying property in the Red Zone, attacking the state TV channel’s building and injuring SSP Junejo. Meanwhile Supreme Court yesterday reserved its verdict against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan and Secretary General Jahangir Tareen in the disqualification case. During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar who headed the three-member bench, observed that it should not be expected that the court will give its verdict in the case today (Wednesday).