Pakistan’s high election physique at present issued bailable arrest warrants for former prime minister Imran Khan and different high leaders of his celebration in a contempt case.
The case is predicated on statements issued by high Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders in opposition to the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) and Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja.
A four-member ECP bench headed by Nisar Durrani issued warrants in opposition to Khan and his shut aides – Fawad Chaudhry and Asad Umar.
The election watchdog had issued notices in opposition to them in August and September final yr within the train of its powers of contempt after the PTI leaders repeatedly bashed the fee and Raja over what they declare is their partisan coverage and their alleged favouring of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
On the earlier listening to, the ECP had given the PTI leaders a final probability to look earlier than it.
In the course of the listening to on Tuesday, the fee rejected the pleas for his or her exemption from look and issued arrest warrants in opposition to surety bonds value Rs 50,000 every.
The bench adjourned the listening to until January 17.
Khan has been asking the ECP chief to resign for allegedly failing to play the position of a impartial election commissioner. The chief rejected the calls by asserting he was working as per regulation.
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