Former Pakistan PM Khan to face contempt case

Islamabad, Sep 8 (EFE).- A Pakistani court on Thursday decided to indict former prime minister Imran Khan in a contempt of court case for his controversial remarks against a female judge.

During a political rally last month, the ex-PM lashed out at Judge Zeba Chaudhry after she approved a police request for a second physical remand of Khan’s close aide Shahbaz Gill.

Khan threatened the judge with legal proceedings.

“We will not leave you [Chaudhry] and will also file a case against her,” Khan warned while addressing a rally in Islamabad.

On Thursday, the court verdict was issued by a five-member bench of Islamabad High Court headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah to indict the former leader, with the charges to be specified in two weeks.

“The court issued its order to indict Imran Khan as the court said the reply from Khan was unsatisfactory,” Asif Iqbal, a spokesman for the Islamabad High Court, told Efe.

Khan, who was present during the proceedings, told reports that he wanted to speak during the proceedings but was not allowed to do so by the judges.

Khan was ousted from power in a vote of no-confidence in April.EFE


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