MQM leader filed case against Imran Khan in SC

ISLAMABAD: Senator Mohammad Ali Saif of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Monday filed a contempt of court petition in the Supreme Court against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for accusing a sitting SC judge of approaching him at the height of his confrontation with the government during the Islamabad lockdown last year.

The petition alleged that Mr Khan had in his interview aired by a private television channel on July 27 said that during the course of their agitation against Nawaz Sharif and his government in the wake of the Panama Papers leaks, he had been asked by the SC judge to approach him against the government. It said the PTI chief had repeated the same allegation while addressing a public gathering in Islamabad on July 30.

Mr Khan’s statements in the interview as well as at the public gathering on Sunday were an attempt to malign, scandalize and tarnish the image, integrity, and reputation of the judiciary in general and the judges in particular, the petition argued.

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