'Contempt': Imran Khan decides to appear in court in person

A contempt of court notice was issued to Khan for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the SC and judges.

Web Desk August 01, 2013
File photo of Imran Khan addressing a conference. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has decided to appear at the Supreme Court in person in connection with the contempt of court case, Express News reported on Thursday.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday issued a contempt of court notice to PTI chairman Imran Khan for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the top court and its judges.

Taking notice of Imran’s comments at recent news conferences, Justice Chaudhry directed the PTI chief to appear before the court on Friday (August 2) and explain his views pertaining to the judiciary.

“Prima facie it seems that Imran Khan has started a deliberate campaign to scandalise the court and bring the judges into hatred, ridicule or contempt,” Justice Chaudhry noted in his written order.

A notice was also issued to Attorney General Munir A Malik.

Imran Khan has been criticizing the court for moving the presidential election schedule from August 6 to July 30, aside from blaming the pillar of the state and the Election Commission of Pakistan for failing to hold free and fair elections on May 11. In recent interviews and press conferences he has lambasted the Supreme Court for not taking notice of what he terms the 'most rigged' elections in Pakistan's history.


omer | 10 years ago | Reply

Dear brothers and sisters, please notice 1 most important thing.chief justice is a hero of pakistan and entire nation including imran khan stand behind him.imran still have great respect for chief justice.dont come in propoganda of ppp and some anchors who are paid by malik riaz.remember chief justice stance against curruption is inevitable.so never think that imran khan and chief justice are going to do anything wrong.

Musa | 10 years ago | Reply

IK and PTI belong to us the people of Pakistan. PTI is not a family limited party.... like PMLN belong to Noora & family and PPP belong to Zadari/Bhuto & family...

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