Supreme Court grants Imran Khan time till August 28 to submit reply

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on yesterday ordered Imran Khan to reply in more detail over allegations that he has done contempt by making derogatory remarks against the judges. Imran Khan, the head of PTI that made a breakthrough in May elections, says the elections were rigged and criticized the judiciary and the election commission for not taking action.

Imran Khan

The Supreme Court ordered him to appear Friday to clarify what it called his “derogatory language against the Supreme Court and its judges, and a deliberate campaign to scandalise” the judiciary. Imran Khan defended his comments, but the three-member bench led by chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said it wasn’t happy and asked him to submit a more detailed reply on August 28.

“The explanation is not acceptable. The case is adjourned until August 28,” Chaudhry told  Imran Khan.

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