In a major development, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has decided to dismiss the contempt of court case against PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to the details, a larger bench, headed by IHC Cheif Justice Athar Minallah and comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, and Justice Babar Sattar announced the decision in a unanimous verdict.
It is pertinent to mention here that Imran Khan had submitted an affidavit in the IHC for threatening Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry. In his affidavit, Imran Khan vowed to comply with the statement given on September 22 before the IHC in the last hearing.
“I am ready to apologize if the judges think I had crossed a red line,” he added. He submitted the affidavit after he personally went to Judge Zeba’s court to apologize, however, she was not there.
Moreover, during the last hearing on September 22, the IHC decided not to frame charges against Imran Khan in the contempt of court case against him.
While speaking to the media, Imran Khan called the decision “fantastic”, and said that the call for the long march is looming near.
"عدالت نے بڑے زبردست فیصلے کیے ہیں۔ لانگ مارچ کی کال آنے والی ہے"۔ عمران خان کی اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ کے باہر صحافیوں سے گفتگو pic.twitter.com/Gd9RU1PTwd
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Contempt of court case against Imran Khan
During his speech at an Islamabad rally, Imran Khan threatened to file cases against Islamabad’s inspector general of police and deputy inspector general of police.
“We won’t spare you,” he warned.
Not holding back, the former premier had also taken exception to Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry, who had approved his close aide Shahbaz Gill’s two-day physical remand at the request of the capital police, and said she should “prepare herself as action would be taken against her”.
On August 23, IHC issued a show-cause notice to Imran Khan after taking up contempt of court proceedings against him for allegedly threatening Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry.