IHC dismisses contempt of court petition against PM Imran Khan

IHC dismisses contempt of court petition against PM Imran Khan

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dismissed a contempt of court petition filed against Prime Minister Imran Khan for his recent remarks on judiciary.

Earlier, the court reserved its verdict after hearing the initial arguments regarding the maintainability of the petition.

The petition filed Advocate Saleemullah Khan argued that the prime minister in PM Imran committed contempt and tried to make the judiciary controversial in his speech on November 18.

The petitioner had taken the stance that the prime minister ridiculed the judiciary, and therefore the transcript of the prime minister’s speech and recording should be submitted to the court.

The plea had further said that contempt of court was clear in the text of the speech and had appealed to the court to sentence the prime minister under the contempt of court laws.

PM Imran Khan’s statements had come days after the LHC allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on November 16 to travel abroad for four weeks for medical treatment.

The LHC, in its order, had also exempted Nawaz Sharif from paying the indemnity bond worth Rs7 billion, which the government had demanded from the former premier as a condition to let him go.