Imran Khan is ready to apologize for Pakistan’s controversial comment, says Islamabad High Court Lady Justice Zeba Chowdhury.


New Delhi: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday decided not to charge Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in a contempt of court case over his controversial remarks against a woman judge and the court adjourned contempt of court proceedings. Until September 29. The Islamabad High Court stayed the contempt proceedings against Khan after he expressed his willingness to apologize to Zeba for his controversial comments.

Imran apologized in the Islamabad High Court for his controversial comments about Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhary during a rally in Islamabad on August 20, as the trial of the contempt of court case against him began.

Khan, 69, was expected to be formally charged with contempt of court for making questionable comments against a female judge.

During a rally on August 20, Khan threatened to file a case against top police officials, the Election Commission and political opponents over the treatment of his aide Shahbaz Gill, who was caught on sedition charges.


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He also objected to Judge Zeba, who upheld Gill’s two-day de facto remand in line with the police, saying he should “prepare himself because action is being taken against him”. Hours after the speech, Khan was booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act for threatening police, law enforcement and other government agencies at his rally.

Justice Amir Farooq, while hearing a petition challenging Gill’s police custody, decided to initiate contempt proceedings against Khan.

The court gave him twice an opportunity to file a written reply to the satisfaction of the court, but he neglected to execute the statement to prosecute him.

Khan was ousted from power in April after losing a no-confidence vote in his administration, which he said was key to a US-led conspiracy focusing on him in light of his independent foreign policy decisions on Russia, China and Afghanistan.

(with inputs from Hamza)



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