Pakistan former Prime Minister Imran Khan has apologized for His attorney criticized the investigative judge, his attorney said Thursday, likely for avoiding a lawsuit that could have made him disqualified from running. for election.
Khan, that international cricket star Turned into a politician, he was overthrown by impeachment vote in April but he was planning his comeback, provoking the fragile new coalition government with popular protests calling for Early elections.
On Thursday, he appeared before the High Court in Islamabad, where he risked being indicted for contempt of court if failed to apologize for His comments that followed detention of Close assistant.
“everybody should I respect the court and that’s what I showed today,” his lawyer, Faisal Chaudhry, told AFP. If he crosses some red lines, he apologizes. for which – which.”
The case is now “most likely to be dropped,” he said added.
Pakistani courts often used to tie themselves up up legislators in Onerous and lengthy procedures criticized by rights watchers for stifle political opposition.
“Currently, I am fighting a war for real “I won’t do that,” Khan told reporters afterwards fight war with eliminate of Pakistan “.
Khan’s lawyers said the case is technically still pending active And that he will submit an official ‘affidavit’ of Apology.”
If I am convicted of contempt of Court, Pakistan’s constitution can disqualify Khan office for The next five years. The general election is finally decided of 2023.
Byzantine case against The former The leader stems from his statements over the police detention of Shahbaz Gill assistant, who arrested over Country Reviews powerful army.
Khan was also faced prosecution in Anti-terror court over The same statements, but the case was dropped earlier this month.
The former PM . has been kicked out of power Such as economy collapsed and lost support of Pakistan military Leaders, consider behindKings makers behind the scenes in chaos in the country politics.
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