Prime Minister Granted Permanent Exemption in Parliament, PTV attack Case

PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD: Anti-terrorism court granted Prime Minister Imran Khan permanent exemption from appearing before it in cases related to attacks on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House on Tuesday.

According to media reports, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jehangir Tareen and other party leaders’ requests for exemption were also accepted by the ATC.

Premier Imran Khan’s counsel, Babar Awan, appeared on his behalf before the ATC judge and submitted a request for the premier’s permanent exemption from hearings.“If there is more than accused in a case that the suspects can be exempted from appearing,” Awan argued.

“We have no reservations in granting PM Imran exemption from appearing.” prosecutor remarked.