Govt moves plea to file added material in contempt case against Imran.

ISLAMABAD -- A day ahead of the next hearing of the contempt case against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, the federal government on Thursday moved a fresh application before the Supreme Court, seeking permission to furnish screenshots and tweets made by the party leadership on May 25 during the PTI's previous long march.

Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, a five-judge Supreme Court bench will on Friday resume hearing on the federal government's contempt of court petition against Mr Khan over his alleged violation of the court's May 25 order that required PTI supporters to remain confined to a ground between sectors H-9 and G-9 of the capital and not reach D-Chowk.

Apart from the CJP, the bench consists of Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yayha Afridi and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi.

Application says screenshots, tweets by PTI leadership from May 25 to be filed in 'interest of justice'

The fresh application has been moved under Order 33, Rule 6 of the Supreme Court Rules 1980, for filing screenshots and various tweets of the PTI leadership in the ongoing case.

'The petitioner wants to file some screenshots and various tweets of the PTI leadership taken and made during the rally on May 25, in the interest of justice,' pleaded the application.

On Wednesday, PTI chief Khan had filed his reply through his counsel Salman Akram Raja that any misconception on his part was entirely 'inadvertent' and caused by the circumstances in...

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