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Supreme Court Withdraws Contempt Case against Imran Khan

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday withdrew the contempt notice against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

A three-member of apex court, comprised of Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, resumed the hearing of contempt case against Imran KHan for his insulting remarks against judicially during a press-conference.

Appearing before the Supreme Court, the PTI chief said he respects the senior judiciary and never criticized it. He said undermining the supremacy of the judiciary was equal to undermine the democracy.

Imran Khan said his remarks were misinterpreted and what he had said was for the returning officers. He also said that his entire struggle has been focused on an independent justice system.

During the proceedings, Justice Jamali remarked that if national leaders will not safeguard the dignity of prestigious institutions, then what will be its aftermaths.

Speaking to media outside Supreme Court after the withdrawal of contempt case, PTI chief said he hadn’t said anything against the superior judicially and just wanted from it to take the notice of rigging in the general elections.

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