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Contempt Case: IHC defers indictment of Imran Khan

The court also directed Imran Khan to submit an affidavit

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Contempt Case: IHC defers indictment of Imran Khan
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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on deferred indictment in the contempt of court case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

According to details, a larger bench of the IHC— headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, comprising Justices Mohsin Akhtar Kay­ani, Miangul Hassan Aur­an­gzeb, Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, and Babar Sattar— conducted the hearing.

During the hearing, the PTI Chairman prayed to the court to give him a chance to speak, he expressed willingness to apologize in person to the female judge.

On which the court held back the indictment of contempt charge and adjourned the hearing till October 3.

The court also directed Imran Khan to submit an affidavit on the same day.

The court was supposed to frame contempt of court charges against the ex-Prime Minister for passing controversial remarks about Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry during a rally in Islamabad.

Earlier IHC issued a circular, in which it was stated that a larger bench of the court will frame contempt of court charges against PTI Chairman Imran Khan for passing controversial remarks about Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry during a rally in Islamabad on August 20.

“A 15-member legal team of Imran Khan, 15 law officers from the office of Attorney General and Advocate General will be allowed to enter the courtroom,” read the circular.

No one will be allowed to enter the courtroom without the special passes issued by the IHC Registrar’s office, it added.

The circular further stated that “Islamabad administration and police will take security arrangements to maintain the decorum of the court.”

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