Troubles escalate for former Pakistan PM Imran Khan, arrest warrant issued for remarks on judge

The troubles of Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and the head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, have increased. A magistrate at Islamabad’s Margalla police station has issued an arrest warrant against Imran Khan for his remarks about Additional District and Sessions Judge Jeba Chowdhury on August 20, Pakistan’s Geo News reported.

Imran Khan also filed an affidavit in the Islamabad High Court on Saturday itself for threatening Additional District and Sessions Judge Jeba Choudhary, saying that he has realized that he had crossed the border on the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. A case of terrorism has been registered on a complaint by Islamabad Sadar Magistrate Ali Javed for threatening a woman judge during a rally in August.

Imran Khan gave this assurance to the court

The Express Tribune, citing the affidavit, reported that Imran Khan assured the court that he would not do anything in future that would hurt the dignity of any court and judiciary, especially the lower judiciary. He also said that he will fully abide by what he said before the court in the last hearing and added that he is ready to take further action to satisfy the court in this regard.

Imran Khan ready to apologize

The former prime minister further said that he is “ready to apologize” if the judge feels he has crossed the “red line”. Imran Khan on 20 August held a rally in the capital to express solidarity with his Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill following claims of custodial torture. He warned Islamabad and the Deputy Inspector General that he would “not spare” them, and vowed to file a case against him for inhumane torture to Gill.

Shahbaz Gill summoned

On the other hand, a district and sessions court in Islamabad has summoned Imran Khan’s close aide and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill in a sedition case next week. According to a Geo News report, Additional District and Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas will hear the case against Supra Gill on October 6 for allegedly inciting rebellion within the army. In today’s proceedings, prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi appeared before a district and sessions court in Islamabad while the PTI leader was not in the courtroom. Gill, who was arrested on August 9 after making controversial remarks against the army, was finally granted bail from the Islamabad High Court on September 15.

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