Imran Khan is not ‘Supreme Court’s Ladla’, says CJP

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  • Imran Khan’s lawyer Babar Awan tells the court that Marriyum Aurangzeb could be hearing terming Imran Khan ‘Ladla of Supreme Court’

  • SC did not give any concession to anyone rather the capital administration decided to regularise the illegal construction in Bani Gala to facilitate “not only Imran Khan but one million residents, admits the minister

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Sunday asserted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is not ‘Ladla’ of Supreme Court in any way.

He gave the remarks during the hearing of Bani Gala encroachment case.

The chief justice said that the top court has not given Imran Khan any concession at any point. “I challenge anyone concerned to prove me wrong,” said the CJP.

Imran Khan’s lawyer Babar Awan told the court that Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb could be hearing terming Imran Khan ‘Ladla of Supreme Court’.

Upon this, the chief justice remarked that the minister would have to appear before the court and explain her statement, otherwise face the consequences.

CDA REGULARISE ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION IN BANI GALA

Federal Minister for Capital Administration and Development Tariq Fazal Chaudhary, who appeared before the court, said that Supreme Court did not give any concession to anyone rather the capital administration decided to regularise the illegal construction in Bani Gala to facilitate “not only Imran Khan but one million residents”.

On the direction of the chief justice, Chaudhary repeated his statement.

The top court remarked that government is supposed to take action against such matters. “What can we do when the government does not take action,” the chief justice asked.

The chief justice observed that at one point the minister said Imran Khan submitted forged documents to the court. “What action did you take if the submitted documents were found to be fake,” the court asked. To this, the state minister told the court that no action was taken because the matter was sub judice.

“The court has not stopped you from taking any action. You are free to proceed with legal action if you intend to do so,” the CJP remarked.