ECP issues bailable arrest warrants for Imran, Fawad in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and Fawad Chaudhry in case related to the contempt of the electoral body.

The electoral watchdog issued bailable arrest warrants for the former premier over his ‘persistent absence’ in the contempt case. The order was passed by a four-member ECP bench headed by member Nisar Durrani.

“Consequently, in the circumstances of the case, we have left with no alternative except to issue a bailable warrant of arrest against respondent in the sum of Rs50,000/- (fifty thousand) with two sureties in the like amount each,” the verdict issued by the ECP read.

It further mentioned that the bailable warrants shall be executed through the Inspector General of Police, Islamabad; directing the office to take follow-up action forthwith and list the matter on March 14.

Earlier in August 2022, the ECP issued notices to Imran Khan and others for allegedly using “intemperate” language against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja and the electoral watchdog.

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