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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan summited a written apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday in a contempt of court case filed against him
During the hearing, ECP member Irshad Kaiser raised points on Imran’s contempt case, and asked for an apology.
“We have already apologised twice,” PTI counsel Babar Awan said. again. An apology letter has been issued from Imran to the ECP. “Will your words change after an apology?,” the ECP asked Imran.
Babar also asked the ECP to resolve the matter at the earliest while reiterating that Imran “respects the law, and all its institutions”.
Imran was summoned by the ECP in a contempt of court case filed against him. PTI Secretry General Jahangir Tareen, Fawad Chaudhry, and Naeemul Haque also accompanied him.
On September 14, the ECP had issued bailable warrants against Imran to ensure his presence in the case but the IHC, on September 20, suspended the bailable arrest warrants as well. Imran had initially approached the IHC challenging the ECP powers to proceed with a contempt case against him.
When the ECP issued the arrest warrant, PTI counsel Babar Awan brought it into court’s notice and the court suspended the ECP order. The non-bailable warrant was issued by a five-member ECP bench on October 12 after Imran failed to appear before it personally in response to a show-cause notice issued to him on August 24 for defaming the electoral body in the foreign-funding case.
In the petition, Awan said the case against Khan was of civil contempt but uncalled-for orders were being passed by the ECP. He alleged that Khan was being victimised on the insistence of his political opponents.
Posted at Express Tribune