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An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday granted the permanent exemption to Prime Minister Imran Khan from the appearance in the in a case related to attacks on Pakistan Television and Parliament House.

Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi heard the exemption petition filed by the premier. His counsel Babar Awan maintained that the co-accused can receive the permanent exemption if there are more than one suspects in the case.

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The prosecutor while expressing consent did not object over the request.

PM Khan, President Dr Arif Alvi, Asad Umar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shafqat Mehmood and Raja Khurram Nawaz face trial for allegedly attacking PTV building and Parliament House during 2014 sit-in.

Following this, police invoked the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) against them.

The president will be seeking constitutional immunity in the case.

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