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Election Commission of Pakistan issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran Khan

13 October 2017
Election Commission of Pakistan issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran Khan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the contempt of court case for "repeatedly failing to appear for the hearing and for failing to send a written apology to the ECP for his absence in court".

The cricketer-turned-politician had accused the ECP of being biased in the foreign-funding case following which his counsel had tendered an apology with the commission.

However, the PTI is challenging the warrants in the Islamabad High Court, the Dawn quoted a PTI spokesperson, as saying.

While speaking to media on Thursday, the Pakistan Peoples Party leader remarked that Imran should avoid the embarrassment of being taken to the court by police officials.

In the hearing headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, the ECP suspended proceedings as soon as they began and the members reconvened in the chambers. Earlier, a bailable arrest warrant was issued by the ECP on September 14, after Khan failed to appear for the hearing on the case.

PTI chief has also been directed to submit a reply in the petition that was filed against him by Akbar S. Babar.

It was reported that the non-bailable warrant was issued against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in contempt of court case.

Meanwhile, Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said that in contempt of court case, the issuance of nonbailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan is infringement and transgression of the law.