Arrest warrant issued for former Pakistan PM Imran Khan over remarks against female judge – Times of India


NEW DELHI: An Islamabad court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan in connection with his controversial remarks against a female judge during a public rally.
The warrant was issued just hours after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief submitted an affidavit in the Islamabad High Court in a contempt case for threatening Additional District and Sessions judge Zeba Chaudhry, stating that he had realised he “might have crossed a line” at a public rally on August 20.
The FIR includes four sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), including 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 189 (threat of injury to public servant), and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).
In the affidavit, Khan assured the court that he would never do anything in future that would hurt the dignity of any court and the judiciary, especially the lower judiciary.
He also said that he will fully follow 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.
The deposed premier further said that he is “willing to apologise” if the judge thinks that he crossed a “red line”.
At a rally in Islamabad, Khan had warned that he would “not spare” Islamabad’s inspector-general, deputy inspector general, and female magistrate, vowing to file cases against them for allegedly torturing PTI leader Shahbaz Gill.
“We will not spare the IG and DIG,” he said while addressing the rally. The former prime minister called out Additional District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry, who had approved Gill’s two-day physical remand at the request of the capital police, and said she, too, should prepare herself as the case will also be registered against her.
(With inputs from agencies)

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