Court dismisses contempt petition against PM Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019. - Khan said Tuesday that both the United States and Saudi Arabia asked him to mediate with Iran to defuse tensions. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Islamabad (HRNW) The Islamabad High Court has dismissed a petition asking the court to review its decision and restart contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Imran Khan. according to samaa tv Advocate Saleemullah Khan, in his petition, said that the PM in a speech on November 18 had targeted the courts and passed controversial remarks against them. The petitioner had also submitted a video recording and transcript of PM Khan’s speech along with the petition. Contempt cases are those that challenge any ruling of a court or its proceedings, he claimed. “People have elected Imran Khan to be their representative and we respect their decision.”

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