ECP decision on Sept 27

PTI Chief contempt case

Islamabad

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday observed that it would announce its decision in the contempt case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on September 27.
A five-member ECP bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, heard the contempt case against the PTI chief.
Babar Awan, the PTI chief’s counsel, submitted Imran’s reply before the ECP bench. He pleaded that Imran’s previous counsel, Saqlain Haider, had apologised on his client’s behalf regarding the ‘contemptuous’ remarks.
During the proceedings Mondday, Babar Awan submitted Imran Khan’s reply in the commission.
Awan said that his client had taken back the ‘scandalous remarks’ against the commission, hence the issue has been resolved, adding that Khan had made an unconditional apology on the matter.
Hearing his argument, the bench reserved its verdict in the case.
Talking to media persons outside the ECP building, Awan said the ECP bench had reserved its verdict in the case after submission of Imran Khan’s reply.
Awan said, such cases against his client were being filed under a malicious design.
Imran has been charged with contempt of ECP under Section 103-A of the Representation of People Act, 1976 for failing to appear before the commission despite a show cause notice.
The five-member ECP bench, headed by chief election commissioner Justice (retd) SardarRaza Khan, is hearing a petition, filed by a former PTI leader Akbar Babar alleging that PTI chief Imran Khan committed contempt of court in his comments on the party funds.—INP

Islamabad

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday observed that it would announce its decision in the contempt case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on September 27.
A five-member ECP bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, heard the contempt case against the PTI chief.
Babar Awan, the PTI chief’s counsel, submitted Imran’s reply before the ECP bench. He pleaded that Imran’s previous counsel, Saqlain Haider, had apologised on his client’s behalf regarding the ‘contemptuous’ remarks.
During the proceedings Mondday, Babar Awan submitted Imran Khan’s reply in the commission.
Awan said that his client had taken back the ‘scandalous remarks’ against the commission, hence the issue has been resolved, adding that Khan had made an unconditional apology on the matter.
Hearing his argument, the bench reserved its verdict in the case.
Talking to media persons outside the ECP building, Awan said the ECP bench had reserved its verdict in the case after submission of Imran Khan’s reply.
Awan said, such cases against his client were being filed under a malicious design.
Imran has been charged with contempt of ECP under Section 103-A of the Representation of People Act, 1976 for failing to appear before the commission despite a show cause notice.
The five-member ECP bench, headed by chief election commissioner Justice (retd) SardarRaza Khan, is hearing a petition, filed by a former PTI leader Akbar Babar alleging that PTI chief Imran Khan committed contempt of court in his comments on the party funds.—INP

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