ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued arrest warrants against the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) and the Chairman of the Party, Imran Khan, In case of contempt of commission.
The four-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sultan Raja heard the Petition for exemption from the court, filed by Chairman PTI Imran Khan, Secretary General of the Party Asad Umar, and Fawad Chaudhary.
In Sep 2022, ECP issued notices against Imran Khan and another leader of PTI for allegedly using undignified language against the Election Commissioner.
The court passed the reserved judgment and rejected the appeal of PTI leaders.
During the proceeding, the court issued a bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan and another two party members.
The commission also directed them to deposit Rs50000 each as surety money.
On the other hand, Fawad Chaudhary termed the decision as illegal and said, “The judgment of commission is contempt of High court decision.”
He claimed that the hearing had settled on 17 January, which has fixed today against the rules.
Chaudhary described the judgement as a ‘biased decision.’
Asad Umar said, “Commission is itself guilty of contempt of court as they didn’t conduct election despite court decision.”
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