Defamation suit: Imran’s contempt record to form evidence, says former CJ

Earlier, the court asked former chief justice to provide sound justifications to gain access

Our Correspondent August 08, 2014


Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has told the Supreme Court that he would use the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s contempt-of-court case records as documentary evidence in support of his defamation case.

A notice under Section 9 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002 was sent to Imran Khan for the recovery of Rs20 billion in damages to the reputation and image of the former chief justice, according to Sheikh Ahsan, the counsel for the former CJ, in his application before the apex court.

The application states Imran’s contempt-of-court case records are connected to the defamation suit. Iftikhar Chaudhry’s counsel contended that the court’s August 28, 2013 judgment is public property and reported in PLD 2014 Supreme Court on page 367.

Earlier, the court on Wednesday asked the former chief justice to provide sound justifications to gain access to Imran Khan’s contempt-of-court case records.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2014.


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