ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Terrorism Court on Tuesday transferred the case to the Sessions Court after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed it to delete the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) section of the terrorism complaint filed against PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
Khan was charged with terrorism after he threatened a second session judge and police officers in the national capital during a speech at his party’s election rallies. Following the IHC’s instructions to strike out the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) provision from the case, the court announced its conclusion.
Anti-terrorism court in Islamabad heard the case under the orders of Justice Raja Jawad Abbas Hasan.
PTI chief attorney Babar Awan appeared in court on his behalf and read out the IHC’s order to strike out the terrorism case.
Following the IHC’s directions, Awan asked that the case be referred to the Sessions Court.
Responding to Awan’s plea, the anti-terrorism court said another bail application was necessary as no challan was submitted to complete the eviction.
“Since we have not received a challan, witness statement or anything else, what should we transfer?” asked the judge.