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Khan will not apologize to IHC: Fawad

Imran Khan would not apologize to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the contempt of court case, says PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry.

Fawad Chaudhary said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan shall not apologize to IHC. The former minister of information added that it is quite sad that the matter is being heard by the entire bench.

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When asked about Khan’s comments on the female judge, Fawad questioned whether or not the court should be ashamed of the incident.

Khan received a show-cause notice earlier this week on Tuesday after a larger bench of the IHC initiated contempt of court proceedings against him for threatening Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry at an open gathering.

On August 31, the court summoned Khan in his individual capacity and sent the matter to Pakistan’s Chief Justice, Umar Ata Bandial, requesting the addition of more justices to the bench.

Gill Torture Case

Fawad claimed that Shahbaz Gill was tortured and that the IHC ordered the Islamabad Inspector General of Police to launch an investigation while speaking on a private TV channel chat show.

Fawad questioned whether the IHC’s request for an investigation was a joke given that the medical board has confirmed that Gill was subjected to torture while in custody.

Till September 7, Gill is being held without bail in connection with cases involving sedition and the seizure of weapons. The PTI leader’s detention has been prolonged three times since his arrest on August 9. Fawad reiterated the party’s claim that Gill was subjected to torture while in the custody of the police, saying that Gill received electric shocks to his privates and that the police should be ashamed of such heinous deeds.

He urged the political forces to contribute in order to turn Pakistan into a truly democratic nation. Fawad continued by saying that PTI has made it plain under its leadership that institutions needed to stop meddling in politics. Politicians, according to Fawad, must to come together to enact judicial changes and demand that media organizations uphold ethical journalism. He said that the PTI had addressed these concerns while in office.