Ex-Pakistan PM Khan apologises to court

A court in Pakistan has deferred contempt proceedings against former Prime Minister Imran Khan after he said he was willing to apologise for his remarks against a female judge.

“If the court wants, I will go to the lady judge and apologise to her. I will never say anything that will hurt the feelings of the court or judiciary,” Khan told the Islamabad High Court during a hearing on Thursday.

“I assure the court I will not do something like this in future,” he said. “I am sorry if I crossed a red line.”

Khan was charged with contempt of court following a speech he made at a public rally in capital Islamabad on August 20.

Where he threatened “action” against Judge Zeba Chaudhry and senior Islamabad police officials for arresting his top aide Shahbaz Gill.