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May 9 riots cases: Imran, Qureshi to be indicted two days before polls

ATC Judge Malik Ijaz presided over hearing of May 9 cases lodged against PTI leaders in Adiala jail, Rawalpindi

By Khalid Iqbal
January 26, 2024
This photograph released on October 24, 2023, shows former premier Imran Khan (R) and Vice Chairman PTI Shah Mahmood Qureshi while listening to party members. — Facebook/Imran Khan
This photograph released on October 24, 2023, shows former premier Imran Khan (R) and Vice Chairman PTI Shah Mahmood Qureshi while listening to party members. — Facebook/Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) will indict former prime minister Imran Khan and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the May 9 riots cases on February 6, two days before the general elections on Feb 8.

ATC Judge Malik Ijaz presided over the hearing of the May 9 cases lodged against PTI leaders in the Adiala jail, Rawalpindi.

Imran and Qureshi were produced before the court, where the former prime minister informed the judge that he was illegally arrested on May 9 from the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). “Instead of giving me justice, vindictive cases were filed against me,” he added.

During the hearing, the police also submitted challans related to May 9 cases registered against the PTI leaders. The cases include the GHQ attack and vandalism of sensitive institutions.

The judge extended the judicial remand of the two accused PTI leaders till February 6 and approved the challans for hearing. It also instructed that the copies of the cases be distributed to the accused at the next hearing.