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Imran Khan’s reply to SC in Contempt of Court Case, says individuals facing violence by State responded in self-defense

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Wednesday submitted his reply to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Contempt of Court Case, saying that individuals facing violence by the State on May 25, 2022 responded in self-defense.

In his reply submitted through Salman Akram Raja advocate, Imran Khan said that the Supreme Court’s order with regard to the Long March’s entrance to D-Chowk was “not knowingly violated”.

“In its order, the Supreme Court also asked lawyer Babar Awan to meet with me. Despite the Court’s order, the administration did not facilitate the meeting,” Imran Khan further said in his reply.

The PTI Chief added that on May 25 at 6:45 pm the video message given to the workers was released on the information of the political workers. He also said that during the protest, it was impossible to contact his lawyer by phone because of jammers and said that he apologizes for the step taken unknowingly.

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“In any case, the Written Order of May, 25, 2022 does not specifically mention D-Chowk,” he said.

The reply also stated that the acts of violence that occurred during the evening of May 25, 2022 at various parts of Islamabad including on Jinnah Avenue, were the consequence of continued state brutality.

“No act of violence was either intended or encouraged by the PTI,” he maintained.

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“Individuals facing violence by the State including tear gas shelling responded on their own in self-defense and in order to mitigate the damage caused by teargas,” the PTI Chief said.

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