Islamabad: An anti-terrorist court in Islamabad on Friday directed the Pakistan Police to implement its orders with regard to the arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri in the Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters attack case.
70 people were booked after a mob of protesters belonging to the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf and PAT stormed PTV headquarters and forced its staff to take two of the state broadcaster`s flagship channels – Pakistan Television News and PTV World – off the air on September 1, 2014.
Transmission was restored shortly after noon as the occupying force dispersed peacefully, shouting pro-army slogans and hugging military and paramilitary personnel who arrived at the scene.
The protesters were also charged with attacking government properties including the Parliament House building.
The incidents took place during the 2014 sit-ins staged by Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf and PAT members and supporters, with both parties calling on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down.
Today`s hearing comes at the heels of PTI`s planned siege of the capital city on November 2, that is aimed at pressuring the government to take concrete measures to address the party`s concerns over Panama Papers.
The party has also submitted a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking Prime Minister Nawaz`s disqualification.