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Former PM Imran Khan can be held guilty in contempt case, hearing is to be held in Islamabad High Court today


Imran Khan was booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Imran Khan on 20 August held a rally in Islamabad to express solidarity with his Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill following claims of custodial torture.

An important hearing is to be held on Thursday in the Islamabad High Court on the case of former PM Imran Khan threatening Judge Jeba Chaudhary. Islamabad High Court can convict him in the contempt of court case filed against Imran Khan. A five-member bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb, Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri and Justice Babar Sattar will commence proceedings at 2: 30 pm, news agency ANI reported. 

The High Court had called the matter unsatisfactory

Imran Khan was booked for terrorism on a complaint by Islamabad Sadar Magistrate Ali Javed for threatening a woman judge during a rally on August 20. After this, the Islamabad High Court on 22 September had called the matter unsatisfactory. 

Terrorism case was registered against Imran Khan

A case of terrorism was registered against Imran Khan at Margalla police station for allegedly using abusive language and threatening Additional Sessions Judge Jeba Chowdhury in his speech in Islamabad on August 20.

Imran Khan was booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Imran Khan on 20 August held a rally in Islamabad to express solidarity with his Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill following claims of custodial torture.

PTI to hold nationwide protest on Saturday

Khan’s party, on the other hand, has called for a nationwide protest on Saturday against the minus-one formula. Along with this, PTI has urged the protesters to express solidarity with their chief Imran Khan. According to Pakistan’s local newspaper Dawn, this demonstration is a new phase of the anti-government campaign, which was recently announced by PTI. 

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