Imran Khan appears before ATC in parliament, PTV attack cases

Elias Hubbard
January 2, 2018

Later, Khan took to Twitter and reiterated that he was "not a terrorist" and was going to go after "the crooks".

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said US President Donald Trump was briefed by enemies of Pakistan, a day after the US President accused Islamabad of "lies and deceit".

Judge Shahrukh Arjumand had summoned the PTI chief for an "immediate hearing" in four cases, including that of the attack on the office of the Pakistan Television and the Parliament House in August 2014.

"I am a ladla [darling] of the law because I abide by it", he said.

"There are cases against me because I am holding them [Sharifs] accountable", he claimed, adding, "I've never stolen anything in my life".

The cases against Imran Khan were filed during PTI's sit-in in Islamabad, and PTI chief earlier maintained that the cases lodged by government were politically motivated.

Later in a tweet, he said: "My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist". He appeared before the court on Tuesday for the fifth time.

The state prosecutor rejected Awan's arguments, saying that Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri had incited violence during the protests, that ultimately led to the attack on PTV, SSP Junejo and Constable Ahmed.

The bail of the former cricketer was accepted by an anti-terrorism court (ATC).

He said if his party was elected to power, it would resolve issues plaguing the country and predicted that his party would be in power after next general elections.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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