ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jhangir Khan Tareen filed an acquittal plea in the Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in a case pertaining to attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament buildings during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-in in 2014.
In the previous hearing federal minister for foreign affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi had also filed an acquittal plea under section 265-K of Criminal Procedure Code in the same matter.
The ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi, resuming the hearing of the case, accepted the exemption from hearing applications by four federal ministers including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umer, Pervez Khattak, Shafqat Mehmood and a senior PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen.
The court also summoned them on the next date of hearing which is fixed for February 12.
The court also issued notices to prosecution for further discussion on acquittal pleas by the PTI and PAT leaders.
PTI leaders Ijaz Chaudhary, Saif Ullah, Asad Umer and others had filed acquittal pleas under Section 265 Cr.PC as they pleaded that they were not directly involved in such cases.
The ATC is hearing two cases; attack on the state television building and the Parliament House against PTI and PAT leaders.
In August 2014, PTI and PAT were in Islamabad streets against alleged rigging in 2013 general election and Lahore Model Town incident.