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.