Contempt of court: ECP issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran

Contempt of court: ECP issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran

In a written response that accompanied the documents, Imran said that he had mentioned the transfer of the money from his account to Jemima's in financial documents submitted before the Election Commission of Pakistan in 2003.

Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Khurshid Shah on Thursday has advised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan to appear in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the next hearing.

Earlier on September 14, the bench had issued bailable arrest warrants for Khan after his repeated failure to appear in contempt of court proceedings at the commission but the Islamabad High Court later suspended the warrants after PTI's petition.

Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan ordered the police to arrest the Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman and bring him before the bench on October 26. He further argued that the high court is going to hear a petition on the ECP's powers in connection with contempt of court hearings, DAWN reported.

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The five-member bench of the top poll supervisory body announced its decision during the contempt of court hearing against the PTI chief filed by dissident party leader, Akbar S Babar.

This is the first time the commission has issued non-bailable warrant for him. Later, when the PTI chief did not submit any response, the ECP issued a second show-cause notice to him on August 24.

"A new warrant is issued in the same case where a bailable warrant was already suspended. We will also look into whether this is contempt of the IHC's full bench or not, and then (the party) we will challenge it".

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