On Saturday, a magistrate at Islamabad’s Margalla police station issued an arrest warrant against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan in connection with a complaint filed on August 20 for his comments criticizing Additional District and Sessions Judge Zebu Chaudhry. Pakistan Geographical News.
Following his remarks, Imran Khan was charged on 21 August. The arrest warrant was issued after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader failed to appear in court to seek bail in the matter.
During his speech, Khan threatened officers and a female judge. Notably, the judge was involved in a case involving the physical detention of the then jailed rebel Shahbaz Gill. According to Firstpost, Imran threatened when she extended Gill’s jail term.
Khan was arrested after his speech for threatening the police, courts, and other state institutions under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Khan and his lawyers appeared before Justice Chaudhry.
Imran Khan appeared at the sessions court on Friday to personally apologize to Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry, the judge he allegedly threatened during a public meeting.
According to Dawn, court reader Choudhry Yasir Ayaz and stenographer Farooq informed the PTI chief that the judicial magistrate was on leave. Khan then left a message for the judge with Ayaz.
“I have come to apologize to Justice Zeb Chaudhry,” he told court readers in a video shared on Twitter by PTI.
“You must inform Madam Zeb Chaudhry that Imran Khan has visited and wishes to apologize if his words offended her,” he said. The PTI chief then left the court hall.