ISLAMABAD: On Friday (tomorrow), the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister will be the subject of a contempt of court hearing at the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP).
The interior ministry’s request for contempt charges against the PTI leader will be heard by a five-member bigger bench presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial. All parties concerned have received notifications in this respect from the SC Registrar’s Office.
The former prime minister, represented by Salman Akram Raja, delivered his response in the contempt of court matter on November 16 and claimed that the SC ruling from May 25 was “not willfully disobeyed.”
The former prime minister responded by stating that he was not made aware of the court ruling on May 25th evening.
The PTI leader said, “The SC also requested in its decision that attorney Babar Awan meets with me. The administration failed to enable the meeting despite the court ruling. Khan requests the court to stop the contempt proceedings against him since he had not willfully disobeyed any Supreme Court orders.