ATC declared Imran, Qadri proclaimed offenders

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s Special Anti-Terrorism Court declared chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, proclaimed offenders in a case pertaining to assault on SSP Islamabad Ismatullah Junejo.

The same court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for both the politicians who led thousands of their supporters for protest sit-in in Islamabad at the end of August this year, calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation.

During the sit-in, the PTI and PAT demonstrators clashed with police, assaulted SSP Junejo and attempted to storm the Parliament and briefly took over state broadcaster Pakistan Television (PTV), taking its news channel off-air for a while.

No arrests had been made so far, but cases had been registered under anti-terrorism laws for attacking PTV, parliament and other official buildings, and clashing with police.