ECP orders Islamabad Police to arrest Imran Khan, produce him on 25th September

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday requested the Islamabad Police to arrest Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and deliver him before a five-member bench of the watchdog on September 25. The warrant of arrest has been issued attributable to Imran’s proceeded with nonattendance from the ECP as to a scorn hearing against him.

The warrant is bailable and notices that Imran might be given up by the police if and when he submits bails of Rs100,000 alongside two sureties and pledges to keep going to the ECP hearings unless generally expressed.

As indicated by the ECP’s warrant, addressed to the Islamabad SSP Operations, Imran has been accused of contempt of ECP under Section 103-An of the Representation of People Act, 1976 for neglecting to show up before the commission in spite of a show cause take note.

Tending to a public interview alongside Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday, the PTI boss said the ECP does not have the authority to issue arrest warrants.

“Our case is being heard by Islamabad High Court,” he said.

Khan said ECP has never heard a hatred of court case before his case.

“The ECP is chipping away at command of the Pakistan Muslim League-N,” he guaranteed. “Since we recorded the Panama Papers case appeal, such a large number of bodies of evidence have been documented against us,” he said.

He said that a few cases were even heard by the Supreme Court.