The Supreme Court has rejected the government’s petition in which it sought contempt proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan over alleged violation of the court’s order about the party’s long march.
Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked during the hearing that Imran Khan may have been misinformed about the court’s decision.
Headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, a five-member bench of the apex court including Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, heard the case filed by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf.
While announcing that the reasons for the order would be given in a detailed judgement later, the court said that its orders from Wednesday would continue to apply.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Supreme Court had called on the government and the PTI to hold talks to ensure an arrangement where the party’s long march to Islamabad can be conducted in a peaceful manner. While there were reports of an agreement, both sides had denied that any talks took place.