IMRAN KHAN’s REPLY IN CONTEMPT CASE IS NOT SATISFACTORY: IHC

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The five-member bench of Islamabad High Court today has directed the former Prime Minister Imran Khan to submit a supplementary reply in the contempt case. During the hearing, Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Athar Minallah said that, “The lower courts are not elite courts and they should be given importance. We did not expect such a statement. However, the written response does not indicate if Imran Khan realize what he has done.”
According to the written order of the Islamabad High Court, the reply submitted by alleged contemnor Imran Khan is not satisfactory. “We are not inclined to discharge the said notice
having found the reply to be unsatisfactory bearing in mind,inter-alia, the law laid in the cases reported as “Suo MotuContempt Proceedings” [PLD 2018 SC 773] , “Suo Motu Contempt Proceedings” [PLD 2018 SC 738] and “The State v.Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan [2020 PLD 109 Islamabad],” reads the written order.
The written order further added that, “The learned counsel for the respondent sought further time to file a supplementary reply to the show cause notice as pleaded in the provisional reply. For this purpose, he has sought a period of one week. Let the supplementary reply be filed within seven days.”
With the consent of all parties, the court has appointed Pakistan Bar Council, Mr. Munir A Malik, Senior ASC and Mr. Makhdoom Ali Khan, Senior ASC, as Amici Curiae.