Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Arrest warrants issued for Imran for 'repeatedly failing to appear' before ECP

Arrest warrants issued for Imran for 'repeatedly failing to appear' before ECP

On September 14, the ECP had issued bailable warrants against Imran to ensure his presence in the case.

Pakistan's Election Commission (ECP) today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan for his failure to appear before it in a contempt of court case.

It issued a similar warrant last month but was rejected by the Islamabad High Court.

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.

However, the PTI has said it will challenge the decision in the high court. PTI had submitted an apology in the defence, however, Imran Khan once again fueled the controversy stating that he had not apologised and the apology letter submitted was in the personal capacity of Babar Awan, the chief counsel of PTI.

"A new warrant is issued in the same case where a bailable warrant was already suspended".

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He said the judges are also demanding the police bring Khan in for a hearing scheduled for October 26.

During the meeting, the ECP chose to issue non-bailable warrants for Khan.

The case in question has been filed by Akbar S Babar, one of the founding members of PTI.

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.

Several times since then, Imran has accused the ECP, among other government bodies, of being compromised and working for the benefit of Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister and head of the ruling party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

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