ISLAMABAD, August 31: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed the former Prime Minister and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan to resubmit his response within the next seven days in the contempt of court case against him for threatening a female judge.
While giving his arguments to the Chief Justice Athar Minallah, the Advocate General Jahangir Jadoon said that IHC has given its verdict on the torture case of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill. He said,”I can present the record of all Imran Khan’s statements on it.”
The Chief Justice while stopping the Advocate General Jahangir Jadoon, said that this case is between the court and the person accused of alleged contempt of court.
The CJ said, “Despite the hearing in the court, Imran Khan gave a statement against the judge. The former government had made such a law that critics would be imprisoned for 6 months. Those who criticized the institutions under the PECA Ordinance would not get 6 months bail.”
The CJ asked Imran Khan that whatever you have to write, write carefully. “You should also estimate the seriousness of this matter,” he said.
While Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb said that contempt of court hearing could have completed today but because of this answer it cannot be completed. The Chief Justice added that the change will come after all institution will work according to the constitution.
Meanwhile, the CJ concluded saying, “All judicial proceedings will be kept transparent. It is necessary to follow the decisions of the Supreme Court on contempt of court cases.” After the hearing, the court ordered Imran Khan to re-submit his answer in the court. While the court has granted seven days to PTI Chairman to submit his answer. The court was later adjourned till Sptember 8. Earlier, PTI chairman Imran Khan appeared before Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the contempt of court case after a show-cause notice. – NNI