PTV attack case: ATC orders arrest of Imran, Qadri by November 17


ISLAMABAD – An anti-terrorist court in Islamabad on Friday directed the police to implement its orders in relation to the arrest warrants of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahirul Qadri in the Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters attack case.

According to Dawn News, Today’s hearing of the case was presided by ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi who inquired why the police had not been able to submit an implementation report on the court’s arrest orders.

Showing resentment, the judge ordered police to arrest and present Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri and 68 others by November 17 in court.

As many as 70 were booked after a mob of protesters belonging to the PTI and PAT barged into PTV headquarters and forced its staff to take two of the state broadcaster’s flagship channels PTV News and PTV World off the air on Sept 1, 2014.

Today’s hearing comes just weeks before proposed PTI’s plan of shutting down federal capital Islamabad in a bid to ramp up pressure on the PML-N government for a probe into the Panama papers truce.










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