A District and Sessions Court in Pakistan has acquitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan in two May 9 violence cases due to lack of evidence, as reported by ARY News.

Imran Khan's lawyers, Mirza Asim Beg and Naeem Panjotha, presented their arguments on the bail pleas before the court. The Judicial Magistrate Omar Shahab announced the verdict on the cases registered at Shahzad Town Police Station.

The FIR against Imran Khan was filed by an unauthorized person, charging him under Section 109, but no evidence was presented to support the allegations, stated the lawyer.

Prior to this, Imran Khan had filed a plea seeking acquittal in these two cases. His counsel, Naeem Panjutha, appeared before the court and filed the plea for acquittal, informing the court about the status of other cases against Imran Khan.

On May 9 last year, widespread protests erupted across Pakistan following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The demonstrations spanned remote and major cities, with PTI workers expressing agitation over their chairman's arrest. The protests led to security measures being implemented in Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad, with reports of attacks on army installations, including the Corps Commander's house in Lahore.

Imran Khan was identified as the main accused in all the May 9 riots cases.