Islamabad: The Supreme Court has issued a written order in the contempt of court case against Imran Khan, in which the Ministry of Interior has been directed to provide the report of the agencies related to the Long March to Imran Khan, Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry and then the three The parties should submit their reply to the Additional Attorney General.
In the written order issued by the Supreme Court, it is said that according to the Additional Attorney General, PTI has given an assurance to keep the rally peaceful, Imran Khan and his lawyers will not break the assurance. If this happens, it will be contempt of court.
According to the order, the Additional Attorney General requested to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Imran Khan, but before this action, it is necessary to examine the real aspects of breach of assurance, reports of agencies to Imran Khan, Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry. be provided and also reply to the allegations of the Additional Attorney General after reading the reports of the three parties.
The order said that the three parties should submit their responses by October 31, and the case should be set for rehearing in the week beginning October 31.
Earlier, the Supreme Court rejected the government’s request to issue an injunction on PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s announcement of a long march, while issuing a notice to Imran Khan on the contempt of court request.
During the hearing, Additional Attorney General Aamir Rehman told the court that the reports of the police and sensitive institutions are being reviewed. Police, ISI and IB reports are the only institutions that depend on them. The first question of the court was when Imran Khan gave the call to come to D Chowk. The court order came on May 25 at 6 PM, Imran Khan announced D Chowk at 6:50 PM. Imran Khan made the second announcement 9. Done at 54 minutes.
The Additional Attorney General while arguing in the court said that PTI had requested to sit on Srinagar Highway, Imran Khan had announced to go to D Chowk even before the court order, after Imran Khan, Sherry Mazari, Fawad Chaudhary. Sadaqat Abbasi also called D Chowk. Usman Dar, Shahbaz Gul and Saifullah Niazi also called D Chowk. Imran Khan’s D Chowk call is contempt of court. Imran Khan came forward from the allotted place and ended the rally.
The Chief Justice remarked during the hearing that the assurance was given by the lawyers on behalf of Imran Khan. It seems from the statement of Imran Khan that he was informed about the court order. Imran Khan said that the Supreme Court has asked to remove the obstacles. What was told to Imran Khan is the real question. Imran Khan should come and explain to the court who said what.
Additional Attorney General told the court that Babar Awan, Faisal Chaudhary had given assurance to Imran Khan. The assurance was given that the roads will not be blocked and will not go beyond the designated area. The Chief Justice inquired that the notice mentions the assurance but where is it in writing? Aamir Rehman said that the court had asked Faisal Chaudhary and Babar Awan to take instructions from Imran Khan.
The Chief Justice said that it would be appropriate to ask for answers from those who gave assurances on the government’s allegations. If there is no written material, there is no point in calling anyone. There is enough justification in the reports to ask for answers from Imran Khan. Even if notice is given. It is not necessary for Imran Khan to appear. He does not want to make headlines, he wants the rule of law. He has to appear in the court for civil contempt.
Later, the Supreme Court issued a notice to Imran Khan to respond in the contempt of court case. The court rejected the PTI chairman’s request to issue a notice on the announcement of the long march on Friday.
The court remarked that at present they are not issuing contempt notices or show cause notices. Let Imran Khan’s answer come, then we will examine whether contempt of court has been committed or not. They also want to hear Imran Khan’s stance on government allegations.
The Chief Justice said that the government has the authority to take action for violation of the law. The court only wanted that no cruel action should be taken. According to the law, protest is the right of everyone. It is the duty of the government to take protective measures. A pen will not make a stick. The court ordered Imran Khan, Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhary to provide secret reports for their reply and directed them to submit their reply in the light of the report.