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Contempt Of Court Against Imran: Court Has To Take Decision Instead Of Govt

Islamabad: Interior Ministry on Friday presented Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders videos of their statements and tweets in Supreme Court of Pakistan in the contempt of court case against the PTI chief Imran Khan.

The five member larger bench of the SC in the chair of Chief Justice Pakistan Umar Atta heard the contempt of court against Imran Khan filed by Interior Ministry.

Cousel of the Interior Ministry apprised the court that PTI chief Imran Khan had been constantly saying for going towards D-Chowlk since May 24. While he said that he was well aware of the court orders and which is proved as per record.
Justice Muzahir Naqvi said that the SC is not a trial court which records evidences adding that the government petition is already not impressive.

He further said that the contempt of court is a matter between court and committer. If the court willing will take action.

Justice Aijaz Ul Ahsan said that the court had disposed off May 25 case adding that how the existing petition can be continuation of May 25 case.

He also asked how can government can be affected party in this case which initiate the contempt of court?

Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial said that the government can only assist the court while the court has to taken the decision.

The situation was tensed on May 25 and protestors were not under control of any one, the CJ said.

When the SC larger bench started the hearing and the long march was ended adding that we have to see the people who arrived at D cholk whether they were locals or people included in the long march.

The Counsel of interior ministry said that despite the court orders Imran Khan wanted to come at D-chowlk;

Justice Muzahir Naqvi asked what evidences you have that Asad Umar had informed to Imran Khan regarding the court orders. Their is the SC verdict regarding the videos.

If the government wants criminal action, it should also understand its requirements, he added.

Justice Aijaz Ul Ahsan said that Imran Khan had not ensured of any kind to the court directly adding that the presecution has to prove that ensurity was given on Imran khan instructions.

He said that If there is any misrepresentation, it will be from Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry

The SC adjourned the hearing until the next week.