Contempt case: ECP gives ‘last chance’ to Imran Khan, PTI leaders to appear

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday gave a last chance to PTI chairman Imran Khan and other leaders to appear in a contempt case against them.

ECP Member Nisar Durrani warned of issuing arrest warrants for them if they failed to show up in the next hearing. The top election body has asked the PTI chief, Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry to submit their reply to the show-cause notices by Jan 17.

During the hearing, member Akramullah Khan remarked whey should not ECP issue the arrest warrants for the PTI leaders. To which, lawyer Ali Bokhari asked the ECP to issue notice instead of warrants.

Mr Bokhari told ECP that Imran Khan was unable to appear before the ECP due to his health condition, adding that Fawad Chaudhry sought exemption from appearance as his mother is hospitalised. He further said PTI leader Asad Umar could not appear before the Commission ash he missed his flight.

The case was initiated against the PTI chairman and its leaders for controversial remarks agianst the ECP.