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Apologies if I crossed any limits, Imran Khan told IHC. PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) as the hearing of the contempt of court case against him for his controversial remarks about Additional District and Sessions Judge Jeba Choudhary during a rally in Islamabad began. In a surprising move, he finally apologized. 20 August.

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Imran Khan appeared in court amid tight security.

During the hearing today, the court was to frame charges against the former prime minister. However, Imran Khan offered an apology at the beginning of the hearing.

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“I apologize if I have crossed any border,” he said. It won’t happen again. I never intended to hurt the sentiments of the court,” Imran Khan assured the court, adding that “such an act should not be repeated,” Khan said.

He requested the court to allow him to personally apologize to Judge Jeba Choudhary.

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To this, Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah said that the court is not framing charges against Imran Khan today.

“Court values ​​your statement” [given] before the court. You understood the seriousness of your statement, we appreciate it,” IHC CJ Minallah directed PTI chairman to submit a written affidavit for what Khan said in the court.

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The court recorded his statement and adjourned the hearing till October 3.

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On August 23, a larger bench of the IHC issued a show-cause notice to Khan after he took contempt of court proceedings for threatening an additional sessions judge during a rally.

The PTI president held a rally in the federal capital on August 20 to express solidarity with his chief of staff Shahbaz Gill following claims of custodial torture. He warned the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General of Islamabad that he “won’t spare” them, and vowed to file a case against him for the alleged inhumane torture that Gill received.

Turning his guns towards the Additional Sessions Judge, who sent Gill to physical remand at the request of the police, Imran Khan said that he [the judge] You should prepare yourself for the consequences.

Court decides to charge Imran Khan

Earlier, terming Imran Khan’s response at the last hearing on September 8 as “unsatisfactory”, the IHC had decided to indict the former prime minister after not giving him an unconditional apology.

In his first response to the IHC’s show-cause notice in the matter, the PTI chairman did not apologize, however, offered to withdraw his remarks “if they were inappropriate”.

In his latest and second response, which was a 19-page long document, the PTI chairman opted to tell the court that it should discharge the notice based on its explanation and follow Islamic principles of pardon.

However, in both the responses, the PTI president did not offer an unconditional apology, which ultimately led to the court’s decision, while the Emissary Curie suggested that the former prime minister be pardoned.

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