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Court Reserves Verdict on Petition Accusing PM of Contempt

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved its verdict on the maintainability of a petition accusing Prime Minister Imran Khan of contempt of court on Tuesday.

As per details, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition.

During the proceedings, IHC Chief Justice asked the appellant what issue he has with the premier’s speech. The petitioner responded that Prime Minister had ridiculed the judiciary.

“The courts welcome criticism,” said Justice Athar. However, Saleemullah Khan, a former police official, who had filed a petition in the court against PM Imran said that there was a “difference between criticism and contempt”.

“Do you want the trial of an elected prime minister?” Justice Athar asked. “Do you know the outcome of such a move? Do you want the prime minister to be disqualified?”

Later on, the court reserved its verdict which might be announced today.

In his petition, the former police official said that PM Khan committed “contempt of court” and tried to make the judiciary appear “controversial” in his November 18 speech.