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IHC five-member bench to hear contempt of court charge against Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, is being prosecuted on a charge of contempt of court for ‘intimidating a female judge’ by a five-member bigger bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The five-member bench includes Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, and Justice Babar Sattar under IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah.

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Initially, a three-member bench heard the case.

The former prime minister is scheduled to personally appear before the court on August 31. The bench will resume proceedings on the issue.

Imran Khan had previously received a show-cause notice from the IHC directing him to appear before the court.

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In the show-cause letter to Imran, it was noted that the statement was made in a case that was still pending in order to obtain a “favorable” decision.

This action amounted to obstructing the administration of justice and due process, as well as undermining public confidence in the legal system.

“These remarks have been made with the motive of bringing the administration of law into disrepute and eroding the integrity and credibility of the judicial system,” he said.

It said according to the first evidence, Khan had engaged in “judicial and criminal contempt, punishable under section 5 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2003”.

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