Imran Khan reaches Islamabad court to apologise to Judge Zeba Chaudhry

Imran Khan reaches Islamabad court to apologise to Judge Zeba Chaudhry

Islamabad (Web Desk): Former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday arrived at a local court in Islamabad to personally apologise to Additional District and Sessions Judge Judge Zeba Chaudhry.

The PTI chief, along with his lawyers, appeared in Judge Chaudhry’s court.

However, the court reader told the PTI chief that the judicial magistrate was on leave.

The former premier left a message for the judge and said: “I have come to apologise to judicial magistrate Zeba Chaudhry,”

“You have to tell Madam Zeba Chaudhry that Imran Khan had visited and wanted to apologise if his words hurt her sentiments,” he said.

The PTI chief then left the court.

Last month, the Islamabad High Court had initiated contempt proceedings against Imran over his diatribe against Judge Chaudhry, who had approved PTI leader Shahbaz Gill’s physical remand in a sedition case,  at a public rally in Islamabad’s F-9 Park on Aug 20.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had said it would indict the former premier, following which he had expressed the willingness to apologise to the judge.

The next hearing is scheduled for October 3 (Monday).

The IHC had previously ordered the removal of terrorism sections from the  case registered against the PTI chief over his threatening remarks against the female judge and senior Islamabad police officials.

Earlier today, the District and Sessions Court accepted the bail of Imran Khan in a case of Section 144 violation.

The former premier arrived at the F-8 kachehri court amid strict security.

The court accepted the plea for an extension in the interim bail of the PTI chief against the surety of Rs5000.