The Supreme Court sought an explanation from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on the events of May 25.
A 5-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandyal is hearing the contempt petition against Imran Khan in the Supreme Court.
Ahsan Bhawan appeared in the Supreme Court and said that he is representing Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry.
Arguing during the hearing, Ahsan Bhawan said that notices were issued to Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry.
Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial remarked that the court had not issued notices, only asked for answers, will review the answers later, first listen to the stand of the government lawyer.
Additional Attorney General Aamir Rehman argued that Imran Khan has asked for time for a detailed answer, Imran Khan has shown ignorance of any assurance, he has also expressed ignorance of the court order in his reply.
The Additional Attorney General said that the assurance was given by Imran Khan, according to Faisal Chaudhry, the direction was taken from Asad Umar.
Aamir Rahman says that according to Faisal Chaudhry, he could not get in touch with Imran Khan, according to Babar Awan, Imran Khan’s name was not taken by any lawyer.
The Chief Justice asked the Additional Attorney General that how long is the difference between the first and second court orders on May 25?
The Additional Attorney General said that the first order was given at 11 am and the second at 6 pm.
Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial remarked that the time between the two orders was for taking instructions, the court was not told from whom the instructions were taken, if no one was spoken to, why was the court not told. ? This needs to be explained.
He said that the court had trusted Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry, the two lawyers never said that they did not receive instructions, how did Imran Khan know about the court order? The assurance was given by the top leadership of PTI, starting with Imran Khan, they have sought time for a detailed reply.
Additional Attorney General Aamir Rehman says that PTI had violated the NOC in 2014 as well, a contempt case was filed in the Supreme Court for calling Imran Khan shameful, Imran Khan also apologized to the Election Commission twice. Already, the court has shown restraint many times.
Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial says that the present case is different from the past cases.
Aamir Rehman said that Imran Khan came to Jinnah Avenue after passing through the place reserved for the rally, Imran Khan gave a speech at 7:30 am in the blue area.
The Chief Justice said that the incidents you mentioned are before the arrival of Imran Khan.
Lawyer Ahsan Bhawan argued that Faisal Chaudhry had contacted Babar Awan on the court’s instructions, the court ordered the government to arrange a meeting of the lawyers with Imran Khan, the government did not arrange the meeting, after waiting for twenty minutes. The lawyers spoke to the media and left.
The Chief Justice asked the lawyer Ahsan Bhavan that if the lawyers were not contacted, from which side the assurance was given?
Ahsan Bhavan said that the government did not facilitate the meeting, how to get instructions.
Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandyal says that the lawyers did not talk to any senior leader? Phones exist today, wasn’t telephonic communication also done? Don’t worry Mr. Faisal Chaudhry, no notice has been issued to you.
Lawyer Faisal Chaudhry argued that he is more worried about his career than the notice of contempt of court. The hearing on May 25 consisted of four parts. In the first part, the district administration was called. Directed.
He said that when Imran Khan was on a journey, Jamir was with him. At that time, the doomsday was imminent. The court had also taken notice of the situation. When Babar Awan was contacted, he was informed about the court proceedings. My contact with Asad Umar. happened, informed them.
The Chief Justice asked whether Asad Umar was not in the rally at the time of contact. According to the photos, Asad Umar was in the rally, there were jammers, so how did you contact Asad Umar?
Lawyer Faisal Chaudhry said that the order of the court had not come at that time.
The Chief Justice while giving remarks said that if Asad Umar was contacted once, then why could not it be done the second time after the order of the court? That is why the May 26 order had said that PTI had hurt the confidence of the court.
Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial asked lawyer Faisal Chaudhry that what is the position of Asad Umar?
Faisal Chaudhry said that Asad Umar is the secretary general of the party, I will not misrepresent the court, at the time of contacting Asad Umar, the court had not issued any order.
The Chief Justice asked whether the court should not believe the lawyer’s words. If contact could not be made, why was the court not informed?
Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandyal said that the court had given instructions to the government on PTI’s assurance, the lawyers should have been present at the H9 ground, the fire had already started by 10 pm, should the court ask Imran Khan now? Ask what happened?
Lawyer Ahsan Bhavan argued that the time in the court order was 10 o’clock, the court had ordered a meeting with the leadership only when there was no contact.
The Chief Justice remarked that the court does not want to make lawyers a party to the case.
Ahsan Bhavan says that Salman Akram Raja will give the answer regarding Imran Khan.
Justice Ejazul Hassan remarked that the lawyers had never said that the leadership had not been contacted, the court had trusted the lawyers on the clear assurance.
Lawyer Ahsan Bhawan said that the order to facilitate a meeting with Imran Khan was not unreasonable.
Justice Ejazul Hassan says that only H9 ground was mentioned regarding the venue of the meeting, the court was told that the roads leading to H9 are closed.