WEB DESK – Once the biggest supporter to restore the then removed top judge, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has now accused the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry of supporting PTI’s rivals by not accpeting his appeal to investigate the rigging.
While addressing a ceremony, Khan compared the former CJP to an Indian umpire who refused to consider his appeal against an Indian batsman during a cricket match allegedly ‘in order to secure a win for his team’.
“How can it be possible for lawmakers who come to the assembly through rigged elections to remove corruption from society and from among their ranks?” he asked from the audience.
Khan also lashed government for receiving $ 1.5 billion gift from Saudi Arabia. He said “The government received $ 1.5 billion to fan sectarianism and killings on the basis of faith”.
Imran Khan, once hardliner to restore Iftikhar Chaudhry to the post of top judge, started coming harsh on judiciary when the Supreme Court of Pakistan refused his repeated pleas to look into the matters of rigging in general elections.
Supreme Court’s bench, headed by the then CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry, directed Khan to consult and present all evidence of alleged riggings to Election Tribunals. After getting rejected, Khan started criticizing the judiciary terming its role as ‘Sharamnaak’ or ‘shameful’ in English. Upon this, former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry took the suo-moto notice and summoned Khan in court for contempt. Eventually Khan had to apologize before the court.