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Court reserves order on contempt plea against Imran Khan

Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Islamabad High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a petition accusing Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan of contempt of court for his recent statement about the judiciary.

The plea, filed by Advocate Saleemullah Khan on Monday, said that Khan had “committed serious contempt” and “ridiculed the judiciary”, Dawn reported.

During a speech at the inaugural ceremony in Abbottabad’s Havelian, Khan said there was a “perceived disparity in how the powerful and common people were treated in the country’s judicial system”. He asked Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa to restore public confidence in the judiciary.

Khan’s statement came after the Lahore High Court (LHC) allowed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for four weeks for medical treatment.

–IANS

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