According to The News International’s Wednesday report, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has once again apologized for threatening a female judge named Zeba Chaudhary.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman appeared before Islamabad’s judicial magistrate Malik Aman and expressed regret for his hostile speech during one of his political rallies in the F-9 Park area of the federal capital last year.
He allegedly targeted senior police officials of Islamabad and Judge Zeba Chowdhury through his remarks.
Notably, the episode happened soon after Khan was removed from office in April last year after he threatened legal action against the above persons for allegedly misbehaving with his party leader Shahbaz Gill, and vowed not to let them go without being punished, reported The News International.
Khan specifically named Chowdhury during his political rally held at F-9 Park in Islamabad.
During the hearing, the PTI chief said that he was ‘sorry’ when he had earlier gone to the court of the said judge.
The News International quoted the former PM as saying in front of 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.
Khan asked the court reader to convey his message to the judge and to witness his arrival, “I have come to apologize to Judicial Magistrate Jeba Chowdhury.”
Meanwhile, in the District and Sessions Court, in a passionate speech, he talked about demanding legal action and expressed regret for his statement.
“If I have crossed the line, I apologise,” Khan said.
The former Prime Minister said that he has not broken a single utensil till date.
The News International quoted Khan as saying, “I have formed a political party for supremacy of justice 27 years ago, I have not broken a single vessel till date.”
Meanwhile, according to The News International, a case was registered against the former PM under the Anti-Terrorism Act for threatening Judge Chowdhury and senior police officers of the Islamabad Police during a public rally in August last year.
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 a First Information Report (FIR) was filed against him – and is still pending before the sessions court, reported The News International.