Imran Khan’s response in contempt case ‘wholly inaccurate’, inside ministry tells SC

Former prime minister Imran Khan (3R), takes half in a protest rally in Attock on Might 25, 2022. — AFP
  • Ministry of Inside submits response to SC in Khan’s contempt case.
  • Inside ministry rejects Khan’s declare of being unaware of orders.
  • “Factual assertions made by [Khan] are factually incorrect,” it says.

The Ministry of Inside Thursday knowledgeable the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan that PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s response within the contempt case was “factually incorrect and wholly inaccurate”.

A five-member SC bench — headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi — is listening to the contempt case.

The federal government had filed a plea in opposition to Khan for violating the SC’s order throughout the lengthy march in Might, whereby the court docket restricted him from holding the protests between the H-9 and G-9 areas of Islamabad.

When the SC sought Khan’s response, he informed the apex court docket that he was unaware of any “assertion or endeavor” given by his get together management on his behalf associated to the Might 25 march.

The inside ministry submitted an earlier report saying that the PTI chief knew in regards to the court docket’s orders, however in a brand new submission, it has offered detailed proof to again its declare.

Within the newest response, the Ministry of Inside has offered tweets, video messages, and name information to the Supreme Courtroom, exhibiting that the PTI chief and his management have been well-aware of the orders.

“Factual assertions made by [Khan] are factually incorrect and wholly inaccurate,” the ministry mentioned because it submitted dwell movies, video messages, dwell calls, dwell feeds on social media, tweets and many others, from the official social media accounts of PTI senior management.

The ministry mentioned by its proof, “it’s evident that false and incorrect statements” have been made earlier than the court docket by Khan as he and his get together “willfully, deliberately and in contemptuous disregard of the order, engaged in urging and main the supporters and employees to achieve D Chowk, inter alia, inflicting lack of property and violating elementary rights of the general public at massive”.

It additional added that the PTI chief has assured the apex court docket of following its orders in letter and spirit, nonetheless, the acts of the previous prime minister point out in any other case.

The ministry mentioned that the PTI submitted an utility to on Might 23 maintain a jalsa on Might 25, however the district administration rejected the applying. It added that regardless of not having permission, the PTI nonetheless marched on.

In view of PTI’s disregard for the orders, the ministry urged the apex court docket to provoke contempt proceedings in opposition to the previous prime minister.

The case

On October 13, the federal authorities filed a contempt of court docket plea in opposition to PTI Chairman Imran Khan within the Supreme Courtroom over his lengthy march name to Islamabad.

In its petition, the federal authorities informed the apex court docket that the PTI chief is making bulletins of marching in direction of Islamabad, which was a violation of a court docket order.

“Imran Khan is making bulletins to assault Islamabad,” says the plea. It urged the highest court docket to direct the PTI chief to make sure the implementation of its orders associated to protests and sit-ins.

The petition has been filed by the inside ministry on behalf of the federal authorities.

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