Earlier, IHC took suo motu of Imran Khan’s statement against Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry.
IHC summons Imran Khan on Aug 31 in contempt case. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday has summoned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Aug 31 in contempt of court case.
A larger bench of the IHC headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani initiated proceedings against the PTI Chairman on his statement targeting the Additional Sessions Judge during PTI rally.
The Advocate General Islamabad Jahangir Jadoon appeared before the court and argued that Imran Khan has threatened a judge with name in a public gathering.
The court termed the objectionable remarks made by the former Prime Minister as an attempt to defame the judiciary of the entire country.
In this regard, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani said that people have faith in the courts and it’s a contempt of court case.
Advocate General plead that a show cause notice should be issued to Imran Khan.
It is pertinent to mention here that IHC on Monday took suo motu of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement against Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry and decided to conduct contempt of court hearing.
Imran Khan while addressing the rally held in favour of Dr Shahbaz Gill at F-9 Park said that his party was going to file cases against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, IG Islamabad and female judge.
The former prime minister lauded his workers, saying that people have come out in large numbers on 24 hours notice. Regarding the matter of Dr Shahbaz Gill, the PTI Chairman said that his party will go to the Supreme Court.
Comparing the current situation of the country with the era of Genghis Khan, the former prime minister said that Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Asif Ali Zardari, Fazlur Rehman and Khawaja Asif made stronger statements as compared to Shahbaz Gill.
Imran claimed that Shahbaz Gill was captured and tortured to send a message and scare people that if he can be mentally broken then anyone can, adding that a private channel was shut down to throttle freedom of speech, adding that by shutting down the private channel, fear has been spread among other channels.
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“If we bow our heads to the idol of fear, we will be left with the sole option of slavery,” the PTI chairman said. Imran further said that in his 26-year political career, he is seeing such an enlightened nation for the first time. The former prime minister said that the sleeping nation has woken up for the first time.
The former prime minister said, “Although we got independence from Britain, today thieves have been imposed on us through foreign conspiracy.” Imran further said that on May 25, police and rangers fired tear-gas shells during a peaceful protest.
Challenging the coalition government, Imran Khan said that whatever the government does, it will not stop the masses, because people want freedom. The former premier claimed that tactics have been used to intimidate social media activists.
Imran Khan said his party will not spare Islamabad’s IG and DIG, saying a vulnerable person was tortured. The former prime minister said they are reluctant to arrest JUI-F chief Fazl.
On the other hand, the PTI chairman was booked for threatening Islamabad police officers and female magistrate under Section 7 of anti-Terrorism act (ATA) regarding his statements at the PTI rally.
Margalla police had registered a case under the complaint of magistrate Ali Javed against the former prime minister on charges of hate speech in an attempt to disturb the peace.
According to the FIR, he threatened and terrorized state organs and tried to pressurize the judiciary and the police. During the rally, he threatened the Islamabad IG, a woman magistrate, and the DIG, the FIR added.