Islamabad: Pakistan’s best election frame on Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants for former high minister Imran Khan and different best leaders of his birthday party in a contempt case. The case is in line with statements issued via best Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders in opposition to the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) and Leader Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja. A four-member ECP bench headed via 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 closing yr within the workout of its powers of contempt after the PTI leaders many times 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 likelihood to look sooner than it. All through 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 price Rs 50,000 every.
The bench adjourned the listening to until January 17. Khan has been asking the ECP leader to surrender for allegedly failing to play the function of a impartial election commissioner. The manager rejected the calls via announcing he used to be running as according to legislation.