Islamabad: A five-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court will hear the contempt case against former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. eat For his controversial remarks threatening a woman judge at a rally, a media report said on Sunday.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Miangul. Hasan Aurangzebtrial Tariq Mehmood Jahangiriand Justice Babar Sattar, Dawn newspaper reported.
The case was initially heard by a three-member bench.
The court, however, referred the matter to the IHC chief justice to include more judges in the bench, reports said.
The IHC on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Khan and summoned him in his personal capacity on August 31 for threatening a district and sessions court judge. Zeba Chowdhury.
At a rally at F-9 Park here on August 20, Khan threatened to file a case against Islamabad’s inspector general of police and deputy inspector general of police and declared: “We will not spare you.”
He then warned the judiciary for its “biased” attitude towards his party, saying it should prepare itself for its consequences.
The PTI chairman also warned Additional District and Sessions Judge Chowdhury, who approved the two-day physical remand of Khan’s aide. Shahbaz Gill At the request of the Islamabad police, he too has to face dire consequences.
Gill was arrested a fortnight ago on charges of sedition.
The show-cause notice to Khan stated that the ‘favorable’ verdict and prima facie statement on a sub-judice matter, amounted to obstruction of justice and due process and undermined public confidence in the courts of law. .
According to the newspaper, initially Khan committed “criminal as well as judicial contempt, which is punishable under Section 5 of the Contempt of Courts Ordinance, 2003”.
“These comments are intended to bring the administration of law into disrepute and undermine the integrity and credibility of the judiciary,” it added.
According to a copy of the First Information Report, Khan (69) was booked under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism (Punishment for Acts of Terrorism) Act.
A case was filed in this incident Margalla Islamabad Police Station.
Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician, has been targeting powerful institutions, including the powerful Pakistan Army, since the fall of his government in April.