RAWALPINDI: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Wednesday discharged a contempt notice issued to PTI Secretary General Asad Umar after he apologised to the court for his ‘scandalous’ speech against the judiciary.
“My aim was not to target the courts or the judges,” the PTI leader told the LHC Rawalpindi bench at the start of the hearing.
However, Justice Jawad Hassan told the PTI leader that he has the videos of Umar’s statement and does not wish to play them in court.
“We are fully aware of what you said,” Justice Hassan told Asad Umar. He added that the courts allowed the party to hold its long march but they targeted the courts.
“If I crossed any line with my statements then I apologise,” Umar responded.
After the apology, the benched disposed of the contempt case against the PTI leader.
This is a developing story and is being updated with more details.