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Marriyum asks Imran Khan to not evade courts, face trial

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has asked PTI chief Imran Khan to avoid paying attention to Model Town incident and answer the court about PTV and Parliament attack case.

Taking a jibe at the PTI chairman, she said that it wouldn’t be possible for Imran Khan to answer the courts when he could not even answer MNA Ayesha Gulalai over her allegations of misconduct.

Referring to the appearance of Imran Khan before the anti-terrorism court, she said that the PTI leader evaded courts while former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, despite taking steps for eliminating terrorism, is facing the trial.

She said if elimination of corruption was a priority of Imran Khan, then he would not have locked down the accountability commission in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

She also said that Imran Khan is still standing on the containers when a thousand schools have closed down in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to low enrolment, adding that a punishment for the PTI chief in the cases against him is “much awaited”.

The ATC hearing the cases against Imran Khan today dismissed his request to quash the terror charges and send the case to a lower court.

The ATC hearing four cases against Imran Khan dismissed his request to quash the terror charges and send the case to a lower court. On Sept 1, 2014, during the PTI and PAT protests against “rigging” in General Elections 2013, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Asmatullah Junejo was beaten up by protesters on Constitution Avenue on his first day on the job as SSP Operations of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police.

Besides this, Imran and PAT chief Tahirul Qadri also face charges of destroying property in the Red Zone and attacking the state TV channel’s building. PTI and PAT supporters had attempted to break a police cordon and storm the PM House, using cranes to remove barricades. The clashes between police and protesters resulted in the deaths of three people and caused injuries to over 560.The Secretariat police had registered a case against several PTI and PAT workers for their alleged involvement in vandalism and attacking SSP Junejo.

The state prosecutor said there is solid evidence against the PTI chief of instigating party workers against the state. Announcing its verdict, the ATC dismissed the plea and ordered Imran to appear before it at the next hearing on December 19.



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