Pakistan: Imran Khan acquitted in 2014 police attack case

Islamabad : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan on Friday was acquitted by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in a case over the wounding of a senior police officer during clashes between his supporters and the police at a rally outside Parliament in Islamabad in 2014.

The cricketer-turned-politician was accused of inciting violence and attack on the PTV building and police during a 104-days anti-government protest, as well as “torturing” the then-SSP Ismatullah Junejo operations and violating the loudspeakers act, Geo TV reported.

Many police officers, including Junejo, were injured in the attack.

Two ATCs are hearing the total of four cases against the party leaders in Islamabad.

As the court passed the ruling in his favour, Imran said, “thank you very much” in Urdu.

On Sunday, the PTI Chief, who seeks to become Pakistan’s next prime minister, launched his party’s campaign for the July elections.

Imran Khan on Sunday, addressing his party’s power show at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore, touted his 11-point agenda for “naya (new) Pakistan”.

The cricketer-turned-politician’s 11-point agenda lays emphasis on education, health, revenue generation, corruption, investment, employment, agriculture, federation, environment, police system, women education. (ANI)