Police on Tuesday submitted a report before the court in the former minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti murder case, saying accused Abid Malik is not guilty.
Malik has also been presented before an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi. The court is expected to announce its verdict later today.
Police has asked the court to acquit Malik because no evidence of his guilt emerged during investigations.
Malik has already pleaded not guilty, saying he is being framed in the case and has no links to it.
Malik was nominated by Bhatti’s family in a supplementary statement handed to the police. He was arrested on February 13 at the Lahore Airport upon his arrival from Dubai. According to investigators, Bhatti’s family had cited “property issues” which led to the murder of the former minister.