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Court acquits Imran Khan in SSP torture case

04 May 2018

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan was acquitted on Friday in a case over the wounding of a police chief during clashes in 2014 between Khan's supporters and police at a rally in Islamabad.

At the last hearing the Judge Shahrukh Arjumand had summoned Imran Khan in person so it can announce its verdict on his request for acquittal.

He also added that he was happy with the decision and said that he won't let the anti-terrorism laws be misused when he comes to power. He said that voting for Imran was voting for the institutions which was a good thing.

"Sindh, Balochistan or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) can not even be compared to Punjab", he said.

"Nations are not built by accusing each other but by working together", said Shehbaz hitting back at the opposition for criticising the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led government and added, "In Sindh corruption is rampant from top to bottom". The PTI leader had previously appeared in court on the 25th of April, and was present in court today as well.

Another case related to the attack on then-Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations Asmatullah Junejo during the sit-in.

The PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leaders were booked after they marched towards the Parliament and PM House during the 2014 sit-in, in an attempt to topple the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government after the Model Town incident and over alleged rigging in the 2013 General Elections.

Court acquits Imran Khan in SSP torture case