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5-member Islamabad HC bench to attempt Imran Khan for contempt proceedings: Report

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The IHC on August 23 issued a show-cause discover to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf chief for threatening the district and periods court docket choose Zeba Chaudhry

The IHC on August 23 issued a show-cause discover to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf chief for threatening the district and periods court docket choose Zeba Chaudhry

A five-judge bench of the Islamabad Excessive Court docket will hear the contempt case in opposition to Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan for his controversial remarks threatening a feminine choose throughout a rally in Islamabad, a media report stated on August 28.

The Bench – headed by Islamabad Excessive Court docket Chief Justice Athar Minallah – includes Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, and Justice Babar Sattar, the Daybreak newspaper reported.

Initially, the case was heard by a three-member Bench.

The court docket, nevertheless, forwarded the matter to the IHC Chief Justice in search of the inclusion of extra judges on the bench, the report stated.

The IHC on August 23 issued a show-cause discover to Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and summoned him in his private capability on August 31 in contempt proceedings for threatening the district and periods court docket choose Zeba Chaudhry.

At a rally in Islamabad in F-9 Park on August 20, Mr. Khan threatened to file instances in opposition to Islamabad’s inspector basic of police and deputy inspector basic of police and declared: “We gained’t spare you.” He then warned the judiciary for its “biased” angle in direction of his social gathering, saying that it ought to brace itself for the implications.

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The PTI chairman additionally warned further district and periods choose Chaudhry, who had authorised the two-day bodily remand of Mr. Khan’s aide Shahbaz Gill on the request of the Islamabad Police, that she would additionally face dire penalties.

Mr. Gill was arrested a fortnight in the past on costs of sedition.

The show-cause discover to Khan talked about that the assertion was made in a sub judice matter to get ‘beneficial’ verdict and prima facie, this act was tantamount to obstructing the course of justice and due course of and undermining public confidence within the court docket of regulation.

In line with the newspaper, prima facie Mr. Khan dedicated “prison in addition to judicial contempt, punishable below part 5 of the Contempt of Court docket Ordinance, 2003”.

“These remarks have been made with the motive of bringing the administration of regulation into disrepute and eroding the integrity and credibility of the judicial system,” it added.

Mr. Khan, 69, was booked below Part 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for acts of terrorism), in keeping with the copy of the primary info report.

The case was registered on the Margalla Police Station of Islamabad.

MrKhan, the cricketer-turned-politician, has been concentrating on highly effective establishments, together with the highly effective Pakistan Military, since his authorities was toppled in April. 

By- The Hindu

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