President Arif Alvi to seek immunity in PTV, Parliament attack case

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Islamabad: On becoming President, Arif Alvi will seek immunity from Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in perspective of constitution in the case pertaining to attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament house in 2014 under the anti-terrorist act (ATA).
As per media reports, PTI lawyer Ali Bukhari appeared in Anti- Terrorist Court (ATC) during the hearing of this case on Thursday.
Lawyer Ali Bukhari said while talking to a private TV channel that now when Dr Arif Alvi has been elected as a president, he will take advantage of immunity and no criminal cases can be run against him now.
He further said that ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi will be informed on next hearing regarding the matter.
It is to be mentioned neither any case can be registered, nor proceedings of any case already registered against them can be continued in the court against the President and Governer during the tenure of their office under the article 248 of the constitution.
It is also to be mentioned that police had applied Anti-terrorism act(ATA) against PTI leader Imran Khan including Dr Arif Alvi, Asad Umer, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shafqat Mehmood and Raja Khurram Nawaz on the charge of provocation during the sit-ins of PTI in 2014.

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