ATC judge taunts Imran Khan for vandalism at judicial complex

When Imran Khan arrived at judicial complex this week, a large number of PTI workers entered the building by knocking its gate down

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PTI Chairman Imran Khan speaks during an interview on February 12, 2023. — VOA video screengrab
PTI Chairman Imran Khan speaks during an interview on February 12, 2023. — VOA video screengrab

  • Judge says Imran Khan appeared before court with 2000 "goons". 
  • Says PTI chief will keep him busy with cases for next year.
  • Khan named his party after Insaf but does not respect courts: judge. 


An anti-terrorism court's (ATC) judge issued remarks regarding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan after he appeared before the courts at the judicial complex in Islamabad with a swarm of people. 

The former prime minister appeared before three courts on February 28 to attend the hearing of four cases. Khan secured interim bail in three cases while a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against him in one. 

During the hearing of a case at the ATC, the judge — without mentioning Khan's name — remarked that the PTI chief appeared before the court along with 2,000 people. 

"He [Imran Khan] has named his party after 'Insaf' but they chant 'Zindabad' and 'Murdabad' slogans," he said and added, "Khan quotes examples from Britain but himself does not respect the court as the PTI chief brought goons along with him to the hearings."  

"Now he will keep me busy with the court hearings for the next year," said the ATC judge, adding that he has the CCTV footage of the incident. 

Earlier this week when Khan arrived at the judicial complex in the federal capital, a large number of PTI workers forcibly entered the building by knocking its gate down.

Security arrangements at Sector G-11 of the judicial complex were disrupted as the PTI workers broke all the barriers to barge into the premises.