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Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, apologized to avoid accusations of contempt

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan eat A woman apologized in court Thursday for her outburst against a judge at a rally last month that was seen as a threat to the judiciary and judges.
An apology, an option envisaged under Pakistan’s legal system, could allow Khan to stay out of jail and avoid contempt charges. Khan, who was ousted in a no-confidence vote in April, is campaigning for early elections and claims he was ousted under a US conspiracy.
The development comes just days after a judge ordered Pakistani police to drop terrorism charges against Khan in a separate case for threatening the same judge and police.
Legal cases Khan gave a speech in the capital Islamabad, during which he promised to file a case against Islamabad’s police chief and a judge for allowing police to question Shahbaz Gill, chief of staff of Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf political party. .
Khan made the controversial comments after he was allegedly tortured by the police after his arrest for allegedly inciting soldiers to mutiny.
At one point in the August rally, Khan made comments against the judge Zeba ChowdhurySaid: “You also prepare for this, we will also take action against you.”
Khan, a former cricket star turned politician who became prime minister in 2018, is currently on bail, which protects him from arrest in several cases.
“I am ready to apologise… if the court feels that I have crossed a line,” Khan said while appearing before the Islamabad High Court on Thursday.
“I assure the court that this will not happen again in future,” he added.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah said Khan’s gesture was appreciated but the former prime minister must submit a written apology by October 3, at which time Minallah will review the text and decide to withdraw the contempt case.
Khan’s lawyer Faisal Chowdhury, who is not related to Judge Chowdhury, later told reporters that Khan’s apology would be submitted in writing to the court soon.
Dozens of Khan’s supporters gathered outside the court building to cheer him on, and hundreds of police were deployed to prevent violence and push back crowds inside the court on Thursday.
Since his ouster, Khan has alleged – without providing evidence – that Pakistan’s powerful military participated in an alleged US plot to oust him. Washington and the government of Khan’s successor, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, denied the allegations. Sharif also rejected Khan’s claim and said that elections will be held on time next year.
In recent weeks, authorities have filed several cases against Khan – including one for defying a ban on gatherings.


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