ISLAMABAD: The election commission of Pakistan (ECP) here on Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) top leadership including Imran Khan, Asad Umar, and Fawad Chaudhry in a contempt case.
The bailable warrants were issued by an ECP’s four-member bench that has been headed by member Nisar Durrani hearing the case against the PTI leaders.
It is to be remembered that last year in August, the ECP had issued a contempt notice to the PTI top leadership for insulting the ECP commission and its chief during various public gathering, meetings, press conferences and other several interviews.
The notice charged for that the PTI top leadership including Imran Khan, Asad Umar and Fawad Choudhry have insulted and passed unparliamentary, intemperate and contemptuous remarks against the electoral body on various occasions.
The ECP bench, while rejecting the pleas of PTI leaders’ for exemption, and on that occasion directed them today to appear before it on the next hearing which is scheduled on January 17.
It is also notable that the commission had reserved the verdict on their pleas on January 3.