The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has given PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan another chance to submit a response to contempt of court proceedings against him in seven days over a threatening speech against a female judge.
Imran Khan arrived at the court and was accompanied by Senator Shibli Faraz, Faisal Javed, and Hammad Azhar.
According to the details, a five-member bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, and Justice Babar Sattar heard the case.
During the hearing, Chief Justice Athar Minallah expressed disappointment over Imran Khan’s response to the IHC’s show-cause notice to him in the case.
“The response that was submitted was not of the stature of a political leader like Khan,” IHC CJ Minallah said as reported by the media.
Islamabad High Court asks former PM Imran Khan to re-submit his written reply before the court in 7 days time in the contempt of court case on his alleged threatening comments against a sitting judge. #Pakistan
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The court also said that Imran Khan is a popular leader and has a massive following, therefore, he should think before he speaks.
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.
Tuesday, the PTI chief submitted his reply to the IHC yesterday, wherein he expressed his willingness to “take back” his words if they were “regarded as inappropriate” and urged the IHC to discharge the show-cause notice issued to him and dispose of the contempt matter.