ECP again defers PTI chief’s indictment in Toshakhana case

ECP again defers PTI chief’s indictment in Toshakhana case

Election Commission of Pakistan ECP again deferred the indictment of Imran Khan in the Toshakhana 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 initiated . The former prime minister appeared before ECP for the second time in July.

As he appeared before the commission the non bailable arrest warrants against the ex-prime minister were suspended were suspended. The case was suspended. Imran Khan appeared before ImImran Khan had appeared for the third time. The hearing is concluded on July 28.


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