Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan on Wednesday again apologized for his controversial remarks against a woman judge and said he was sorry if he crossed the line.
Just months after his ouster in April 2023, Khan in a fiery speech threatened top Islamabad police officers and judge Zeba Chaudhry, saying he would not “spart” them and “harass” his party leader Shahbaz Gill. Will file cases against them for.
The 70-year-old Khan on Wednesday again apologized in the district and sessions court in connection with the case, Geo News reported.
Khan’s apology came during his appearance in the court of Judicial Magistrate Islamabad Malik Aman during the hearing of the case.
Khan had earlier also expressed his willingness to apologize for his controversial remarks.
During the hearing, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said that he was sorry when he had earlier gone to the courtroom of the said judge.
Khan told Judge Aman, “I went to the court of the lady judge and said that I apologise, if anyone was hurt by my statement.”
More than a month after making the threat, the PTI chairman went to the judge’s courtroom to apologise. But the police closed the room of the lady judge and told that she was on leave.
At the district and sessions court in the federal capital on Wednesday, Khan in an emotional speech sought legal action and expressed regret over his statement. “I apologize if I crossed the line.” The former Prime Minister said that he has not broken a single utensil till date.
Khan said, “I formed a political party for the supremacy of justice 27 years ago, I have not broken a single vessel till date.”
A case was registered against the former prime minister under the Anti-Terrorism Act for allegedly threatening Chowdhury and senior police officers of the Islamabad Police.
The IHC then initiated contempt of court proceedings against the former prime minister.
Later, the High Court dropped the terror charges and pardoned the PTI chief after he tendered an apology in the contempt case.
But a similar case was registered against the PTI chief – after the FIR was registered against him – and is still pending before the sessions court.
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