‘Contemptuous’ remarks against judges: Contempt case dismissed against Asad Umar after ‘unconditional apology’

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In a legal relief to the PTI, the Lahore High Court (LHC) Wednesday dismissed a contempt case against Secretary-General of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Asad Umar after he tendered an “unconditional apology” before the LHC.

The LHC had summoned him over the “contemptuous” remarks made during PTI’s recent long march on November 26 — the day it was finally called off after almost a month.

At the outset of the hearing, Asad Umar to the LHC Rawalpindi bench that his aim was not to target the courts or the judges.

However, Justice Jawad Hassan told the PTI leader that he had the videos of Umar’s statement and that he did not wish to play them in court.

“We are fully aware of what you said,” Justice Hassan remarked, adding that the courts allowed the party to hold its long march, but they targeted the courts.

“If I crossed any line with my statements then I apologize,” Umar responded. After the apology, the benched disposed of the contempt case against the PTI leader.