Arrest warrant out for Pakistani politician Imran Khan

Arrest warrant out for Pakistani politician Imran Khan

Arrest warrant out for Pakistani politician Imran Khan

Election Commission of Pakistan has issued a non-bailable warrant against Founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan.

PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi in his petition submitted on Thursday requested the Supreme Court (SC) not to consider the documents recently submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in the ongoing disqualification case.

The ECP ordered the police to arrest Imran and present him before the commission on October 26.

Moreover, the PTI chief has already challenged the ECP's show-cause notice in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), where a three-judge bench, which adjourned hearings till September 20 without granting a stay order against the ECP's show-cause notice or arrest warrant.

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PTI spokesperson Naeemul Haq said the party will challenge the warrant in the Islamabad High Court, Dawn news reported. This warrant has been issued for failing to appear in the court repeatedly and not giving a written justification or apology to the court for not appearing despite various letters. During the meeting, the ECP chose to issue non-bailable warrants for Khan.

Meanwhile, Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said that in contempt of court case, the issuance of nonbailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan is infringement and transgression of the law.

PTI chief has also been directed to submit a reply in the petition that was filed against him by Akbar S. Babar.

Khan had initially raised objections over ECP's jurisdiction to initiate contempt proceedings against him.

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