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ATC Summons PTI Chief on February 15 in Violence Case

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) summoned Imran Khan on February 15 in a case related to violence during a sit-in the capital in 2014.
The ATC is hearing cases against the PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek leadership, including that of the attack on the state television building, Parliament and the then-Islamabad SSP Operations Asmatullah Junejo.
ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand conducted the proceedings today and summoned Imran on Feb 15 in the Junejo attack case and on Feb 26 in the remaining cases. At present, Imran is out on bail in the case.
Earlier in the day, the court approved the interim bail of PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi in all the cases.
Qureshi, who appeared in the court for the first time after absconding for about two years, was ordered to pay a surety bond worth Rs100,000.
The court is hearing four cases pertaining to violence, including destroying property in the Red Zone, attacking the state TV channel’s building and injuring then-SSP Operations Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 protest.
Both Qureshi and PTI chairman Imran Khan are named in all four cases. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri and workers of both parties are also named in the cases. Qadri has also been absconding in the cases.
On Tuesday, the Secretariat police submitted an interim charge-sheet before the ATC, which named Imran as a suspect and included a list of 14 witnesses against the party chief.