SC constitutes bench to hear contempt case against Imran

Published August 23, 2013
The Supreme Court, after initial hearing of the case on Aug 2, had ordered PTI chief Imran Khan to resubmit his reply on August 28. – File Photo
The Supreme Court, after initial hearing of the case on Aug 2, had ordered PTI chief Imran Khan to resubmit his reply on August 28. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday constituted a three-member bench to hear the contempt case against Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on August 28.

According to sources of the apex court, the bench will headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain will be members of the bench. The court will hear the case on August 28.

On August 2, the Supreme Court, after initial hearing of the case, had ordered Imran Khan to resubmit his reply on August 28.

The top court in Pakistan had earlier issued a notice to the PTI chief over his “critical and derogatory” remarks against the judiciary and judges of the apex court in connection with alleged rigging in the historic May 11 general elections.

It said the cricket legend-turned politician apparently had tried to incite hatred against the apex court in one of his interactions with the media.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had emerged victorious in the polls with Imran’s PTI and President Asif Ali Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) trailing behind.

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