Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, is the subject of an arrest warrant.
Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, is the subject of an arrest warrant. A court in Islamabad issued the warrant on Saturday in response to the PTI leader's contentious comments on a female judge.
The warrants were issued in accordance with Sections 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code (punishment for criminal intimidation), 504 of the same code (intentional insult with the intent to provoke breach of peace), 189 of the code (threat to injure a public servant), and 188 of the code (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).
Imran's absence from court accelerated the issue of the arrest warrant. Contempt proceedings have been brought against the former prime minister because of his divisive comments regarding more district and sessions judges.
As extensively covered, the allegations against Khan stem from remarks he made concerning police abuse of an assistant who is charged with sedition for allegedly inciting rebellion in the military and what authorities claimed was a threat to the Islamabad police chief and a female judge.
Khan yet insists that his remarks were misconstrued and that he never threatened anyone.
Imran promised the court in his affidavit that he would never again do anything to undermine the honour of any court or the judiciary, particularly the lower judiciary.
Imran chose to take a more subdued attitude in his affidavit than he did in public, where he frequently threatened the ruling class.
"They've been attempting to jail me for a while now. If they put me in prison, I will be more dangerous "Before showing up for a court hearing last month, Imran Khan had stated.