The Islamabad High Court has issued a show-cause notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, summoning him in person, in relation to the contempt proceedings against him for threatening a woman judge.
The hearing of the case was conducted by a three member bench that was headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani whereas Justice Babar Sattar and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb were also part of the bench.
During the hearing of the case, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani said that the matter was of public interest and should be resolved once and for all.
He said that this was not just a matter of the woman judge of Islamabad, adding that judges were working all over Islamabad. If a decision was against someone, would that mean that speeches are made against the judge, Justice Kayani asked.
Justice Kayani said that the courts were the last resort of people. He questioned where the people were being pushed [with such comments] and asked that should the common person execute their own justice.
Advocate General Jahangir Jadoon stated that he submitted a miscellaneous application in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking permission to submit the records of Imran Khan’s remarks against state institutions on the record.
The court, while issuing a show-cause notice to Imran Khan also sent the case to Supreme Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial for constituting a bench of more than three judges.