IHC to take up plea against PM Imran’s speech today

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The Islamabad High Court on Monday fixed for hearing a petition against a controversial speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the judiciary, seeking contempt of court proceedings against the premier.
The petitioner, Advocate Samiullah, took the stance that the speech of the prime minister on November 18 fell under the purview of contempt of court, alleging that the prime minister tried to scandalise the judiciary, according to a news channel.
The petitioner had affixed relevant portion of the speech with his petition. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the petition today.
A similar petition was filed in the Lahore High Court by a citizen, Tahir Maqsood, praying the court that contempt proceedings be initiated against the prime minister.

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