Contempt of court case: ECP orders bailable arrest warrants against Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ordered on Thursday bailable arrest warrants against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for neglecting to show up before it in the contempt of court case.

The ECP coordinated Imran to present a surety obligation of Rs100,000 until September 25 and show up on that day prior to the commission face to face.

Prior, during the hearing of contempt proceedings, Babar Awan, the PTI boss’s counsel, contended before the ECP that procedures against his customer should to be postponed until the point that the issue is chosen by the high court.

The five-member ECP bench, headed by chief election commissioner Justice (r) Sardar Raza Khan, had summoned Imran face to face on Thursday however he neglected to show up before the bench. Introducing his contentions previously the ECP bench, Awan fought that the ECP should stop its procedures for the situation till the PTI’s test to ECP’s ward is heard by a bigger seat of the Islamabad High Court, which is to be heard later in the day.

The ECP at that point saved its choice on Awan’s supplication and reported it later, requiring Imran’s presence by September 25. The ECP had issued the contempt notice to Khan on January 24 over his “shocking remarks” about the commission.

Akbar Babar, the petitioner who had documented the foreign funding case against the PTI boss, had educated the ECP that the PTI boss had blamed it for being one-sided in the foreign funding case following which his direction offered an expression of remorse with the commission.