Tuesday, October 4, 2022

IHC stops contempt of court proceedings against Imran Khan after apology

IHC stops contempt of court proceedings against Imran Khan after apology

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The Islamabad High Court stopped the contempt of court proceedings against PTI chairman Imran Khan after latter tendered an apology for threatening the female judge.

The court ordered Imran Khan to submit the affidavit till October 3.

During the hearing, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the court appreciates Imran Khan's confession of his mistake.

Taking the rostrum, Imran Khan said that he excuses for his act of hurling threats to a female judge. "I am ready to go to the judge and tender an apology. I wanted to speak, but was not allowed during the last hearing. I will not utter such words in future," he added.

He said that he could not have such thought for the judiciary. "I had only talked about the legal action. I always talk about the rule of law," he added.

On September 8, the IHC had decided to frame charges against Imran Khan, rejecting the reply submitted by him. Announcing the reserved verdict, the court declared the reply submitted by Imran Khan as unsatisfactory.