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Pakistan: Imran Khan avoids contempt proceedings, court withdraws show cause notice

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan escaped contempt proceedings on Monday. In truth, a court docket right here withdrew the present trigger discover issued to her in a case associated to threatening a lady decide. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf get together chief Khan (69) appeared earlier than the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom on Monday, the place the matter was heard by a bigger five-judge bench. The bench was headed by Chief Justice of Islamabad Excessive Courtroom Athar Minalla.

The opposite members of the bench included Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb, Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri and Babar Sattar. Through the listening to, Chief Justice Minalla mentioned the bench was happy with Khan’s apology and conduct, the Specific Tribune newspaper reported. Khan had threatened to register instances towards prime police officers, the Election Fee and political opponents throughout a rally in Islamabad on August 20 for the remedy meted out to his colleague Shehbaz Gill. Gill was arrested on sedition prices.

He had mentioned about Extra Periods Decide Jeba Choudhary, who granted two days custody of Gill, that he (the decide) ought to put together himself as motion could be taken towards him. Hours after his speech, a case was registered towards Khan. A case was registered towards him for threatening the police, judiciary and different authorities establishments on the rally. Final month, Khan had tendered an apology earlier than the excessive court docket for his controversial remarks towards the lady decide and promised that he wouldn’t achieve this once more in future.

Khan, in an affidavit filed earlier than the court docket two days in the past, assured the court docket that he would by no means do something in future to harm the dignity of the court docket and the judiciary, particularly the decrease judiciary. Khan had additionally appeared earlier than the trial court docket in Islamabad three days in the past to personally apologize to Decide Chaudhry, although the decide was not current on the time.

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