Thursday September 29, 2022

It’s indictment that’s put off: jurists

By News Desk
September 23, 2022

KARACHI: Noted jurists believe that the Islamabad High Court has fixed October 3 for indictment subject to what PTI Chairman Imran Khan says in the affidavit.

Speaking in Geo News programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath, Justice (retd) Shaiq Usmani said that given the statement of Imran’s counsel Hamid Khan, the position regarding unconditional apology remains unchanged. Justice Usmani said that apparently Justice Athar Minnallah put off the indictment to October 3 and sought Imran’s statement by September 29. The chief justice is not alone in this case as there are other judges also and all of them have to consider the affidavit to the effect whether it fulfils the unconditional apology criterion or not.

Justice Rashid A. Razvi also said that nothing appears final at the moment. The contempt accused needs to put himself at court’s mercy and the IHC has apparently adjourned proceedings not for the affidavit but for the indictment, he added.