It seems as if the government is going to all lengths to tighten security against PTI. Ahead of the crucial session of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Imran Khan’s contempt case, the police will deploy 710 policemen including two SSPs for security.
According to the details, FC and Rangers officials will be posted within the court premises. All security officials will be unarmed except those posted on the rooftop.
Surroundings of the high court premises in the federal capital will also be monitored with Safe City Cameras. Moreover, as per the security plan, armored vehicles will be deployed with 500 short-range and 500 long-range shells. Vehicles will be on alert for response with 3000 shells.
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It is also expected that PTI workers and supporters will reach Islamabad High Court to show solidarity with PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to be indicted in contempt case today, Islamabad High Court issues circular. A larger bench of the IHC will start proceedings of the case at 2:30 pm pic.twitter.com/z04YEiHvFu
— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) September 22, 2022
IHC to indict Imran Khan today
The IHC is scheduled to formally indict Imran Khan in a contempt of court case today (Thursday), for his controversial remarks about Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry during a rally in Islamabad on August 20.
Earlier, Imran Khan had submitted his response to the contempt of court case, however, in both the responses, the former premier did not apologize for his remarks. In both responses, Imran Khan did not offer an unconditional apology, which ultimately led to the court taking the decision.
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 – will start the proceedings at 2:30 pm today.
A 15-member legal team of Imran Khan, 15 law officers from the office of the attorney-general and advocate-general will be allowed to enter the courtroom.
Pertinent to mention that today’s indictment will decide the future course of Imran Khan’s politics. If Imran Khan is formally charged then he may face jail time. However, legal experts believe that the case will be closed if the former premier submits an unconditional apology.
In the IHC contempt case, at the very outset, @ImranKhanPTI should address the court himself and must submit an unconditional apology however he must also inform the court that the intent behind his statement was reformation of lower judiciary which the CJ must do asap.
— Muhammad Ahmad Pansota (@Pansota1) September 22, 2022