Court serves notices on acquittal pleas of Imran Khan & others.

ISLAMABAD -- A local court on Tuesday served notices to respondents for comments on acquittal pleas of Imran Khan and others in FIRs registered on violation of Section-144 and vandalizing the public property during PTI's Long March.

Judicial Magistrate Waqas Ahmed Raja heard the acquittal pleas of the accused wherein PTI leaders including Asad Umar, Faisal Javed and Ali Nawaz Awan appeared before the court. However, the accused Qasim Suri, Sheharyar Afridi and Shah Mehmood Qureshi couldn't attend the proceedings.

The defence lawyer moved the requests to the court,seeking exemption from attendances to Imran Khan on medical grounds, saying that Sheharyar Afridi was out of country and Qasim Suri was in Quetta.

Lawyer Naeem Panjutha said that accused Sheikh Rasheed would reach the courtroom shortly. On this, the court said that whether the accused didn't know the court timing. The lawyer said that Sheikh Rasheed was out of country and he was reaching directly from the airport.

After some interval, Sheikh Rasheed appeared before the court. The judge also...

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