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LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court has directed police to remove Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997 from a case pertaining to the hurling of a shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at a ceremony in Jamia Naeemia in Garhi Shahu. 

The ATC judge gave this order after hearing arguments from prosecution and defense counsels.

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On March 11, suspect Munawar Hussain tossed a shoe at Sharif when he approached the podium to address the gathering in Jamia Naeemia.

Subsequently, he along with his two associates – Muhammad Sajid and Abdul Ghafoor – was taken into custody.

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