A local magistrate in Islamabad has issued arrest warrant for Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, in a case pertaining to some controversial remarks against female judge, Zeba Chaudhry, in one of his public rallies.
According to the details, Senior Civil Judge Rana Mujahid Rahim issued the arrest warrant against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and directed the Margallah Police Station SHO to implement the orders.
It is pertinent to mention that the First Information Report (FIR) registered against Imran Khan at the Margalla Police Station on August 20 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).
The judge has issued the arrest warrant for Imran Khan due to his non-appearance in court. However, Fawad Chaudhry has told a local media channel that they would shortly file an application with the duty magistrate and the warrant will hopefully get suspended. “Our lawyers would have appeared before the court if a notice was received,” he said, adding that there is a possibility that the notice was sent to the wrong address.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued the warrant hours after the former prime minister submitted an affidavit in a contempt case against him for threatening Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry. In his affidavit, Imran Khan vowed to comply with the statement given on September 22 before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the last hearing. “I am ready to apologize if the judges think I had crossed a red line,” he said.