Long march threat: SC to take up contempt of court plea against Imran today 

By: News Desk
Published: 11:49 PM, 19 Oct, 2022
Long march threat: SC to take up contempt of court plea against Imran today 
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The Supreme Court will take up the contempt of court plea against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Thursday (today), 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Wednesday.

The interior ministry had made the request to the apex court, saying that Imran Khan was giving statements to attack Islamabad through the long march. The petition stated contempt of court action be taken as the SC orders were defied on May 25. 

Instead of going to H9 Ground, Imran Khan called his workers to make it to D- Chowk, it said, adding that the PTI workers damaged public and private property in the Red Zone. It added the reports of the police and intelligence agencies too found defiance by Imran Khan. 

The court was told that Imran Khan has been inciting the workers by using words like jihad to make the long march successful while Imran Khan and his party leaders are running a trend of defaming the judiciary and state institutions.

Imran Khan has a history of defaming institutions, the government contended. Now again Imran Khan has announced a long march towards Islamabad. Also, the federal capital police chief submitted a report to the top court, stating PTI protesters entered the Red Zone following Imran Khan’s instructions despite the orders of the Supreme Court.

The findings showed in the video message, the ex-premier asked his supporters to make it to D-Chowk and from 700 to 800 protesters entered the Red Zone. They were having batons and weapons, the report said, adding that the protesters removed containers and other obstacles while PTI leaders including Fawad Chaudhry, Zartaj Gul, Saifullah Niazi, and Imran Ismail kept on provoking them.

Police tried their best to stop the demonstrators and went for teargas shelling, the report stated, adding that a total of 21 civilians were injured in the incident.

Reporter Amanat Gushkuri

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