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Pakistan court quashes contempt case against Imran Khan

Islamabad: A Pakistan Court on Monday dismissed the show-cause notice issued to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for his controversial remarks against Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zeba Chaudhry at an August 20 public rally.

A five-member bench of Islamabad high court headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah and comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Minagul Hassan Aurangzeb, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri and Justice Babar Sattar, heard the case today.

The former prime minister was facing contempt charges for his controversial remarks about Judicial Magistrate Zeba Chaudhry during a rally in Islamabad on August 20.

“Imran Khan demonstrated honesty and went to apologise to the judge,” CJ Minallah remarked, adding that discharging the contempt notice is the bench’s unanimous decision, reports Geo News.

While announcing the verdict, the court discharged the contempt of court notice against Imran Khan.

Khan appeared in court to apologise

Imran Khan on Friday (30 September) appeared before a court to personally apologise to Zeba Chaudhry.

He was booked in a case for threatening judicial magistrate Chaudhry and police officers at a rally in F-9 Park on August 20.

The PTI Chief, on Friday, went to Judge Chaudhry’s court. However, the court reader and stenographer Farooq told the Khan that the judicial magistrate was on leave.

“I have come to apologise to judicial magistrate Zeba Chaudhry,” he had said.

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

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