Imran Khan prefers arrest to apologizing in contempt of court case

Islamabad, Aug. 2 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said he will he appear in person before the Supreme Court after being summoned for contempt of court, but will not apolgise under any circumstances.

Khan said that he will stand by his stance, even if it meant he is sentenced and disqualified from being elected into the assemblies.

He added that under no circumstance will he apologise for his comments as he has committed no mistake, adding that he is fighting for democracy in Pakistan.

Speaking on Express News show Kal Tak on Thursday, hours after being issued the notice by the Supreme Court to explain comments he made that derided the judicial body, Imran said he was only seeking justice as a citizen of Pakistan, the Express Tribune reports.

Khan said that he considered contempt notice a joke that a Pakistani citizen, who is asking for justice from the Supreme Court, is being given.

He said he was ready for the punishment and would maintain his stance till the end, adding that the Supreme Court is wrong in summoning him in contempt of court.

Imran, who was issued a notice on Thursday, will appear before a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Friday. (ANI)

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