Pakistan: Ruling party files complaint, holds protest over release of Imran Khan

Source: United Press International

“Pakistan’s ruling party on Monday filed a complaint against the chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Council, charging that they acted politically in favor of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The National Assembly on Monday approved a resolution to file a complaint against Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial as the Pakistan Democratic Movement, led by current Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Shariff, said the court wilted in front of protests and politics in making its decision and ordering that Khan should go free while fighting corruption charges. The PDM also held a sit-in outside the Supreme Court on Monday, protesting what it calls the court giving ‘blanket relief’ to Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or PTI, party.” (05/15/23)