ECP again defers PTI chief’s indictment in contempt case . E

ECP again defers PTI chief’s indictment in contempt case . E

The Election Commission of Pakistan ECP again deferred the indictment of Imran Khan in the contempt case with the expremier now expected to be charged at the next hearing on August . The ECP had initiated contempt proceedings against the PTI chief party leader Asad Umar and former information minister Chaudhry last year for allegedly using intemperate language against the chief election commissioner and the electoral watchdog .

The three had challenged the ECP notices and contempt proceedings in various high courts on the grounds that Section of the Elections Act which is the statutory provision regarding the commissions power to punish for contempt was against the Constitution .

Imran Khan was not present for todays hearing during which Shoaib Shaheen filed an application seeking exemption from personal appearance on Imrans behalf . The hearing was subsequently adjourned till August . ECP member from Sindh Nisar Durrani had put off the indictment until the next meeting on August 29 .

The election watchdog had issued a nonbailable arrest warrant for Imran Khan on July 29. The very next day the former premier had appeared before the election watchdog for the first time since August last year when the case was suspended. As he appeared before the hearing the non bailable arrest warrants against the ex-prime minister were suspended.

Imran Khan were suspended as he appeared before ECP was suspended the nonbishable arrest warrants for the former prime minister. The hearing for the ex prime minister was suspended as the former Prime Minister of the former minister of the prime minister of Peshawar District District of Peshawawawai Khawawan Khawan Chaudhar Khawad Khaward Khawar Khawand Khawar Khawang was arrested.


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