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ECP to announce verdict in contempt case against Imran Khan on Sept. 27 – Daily Pakistan


ISLAMABAD – The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday stated that verdict in contempt case towards Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will likely be introduced on September 27.

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A five-member, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, said this whereas listening to a contempt case towards Khan filed by Akbar S Babar for utilizing the derogatory language towards the ECP.

As we speak, counsel for Imran Khan additionally submitted a reply of the show-cause discover issued on September 14. After submitting the reply, Awan requested the ECP to dismiss contempt proceedings towards his shopper.

In his written reply, Imran Khan stated that he had filed the apology by means of his lawyer Saqlain Haider, including that he had by no means opposed the apology. Following the submission of the apology, the case ought to have been determined, he additional stated.

“My counsel appeared as pleader/advocate with full authority to behave on my behalf to set at relaxation the liss/contempt continuing,” reads Khan’s written reply.

Nonetheless, petitioner Akbar Babar’s layer contented that Khan has not filed an apology with the courtroom over his remarks.

The ECP noticed that the choice will likely be introduced after reviewing the reply of the PTI chairman on September 27.

On September 14, the ECP had issued bailable warrants towards Imran to make sure his presence within the case, apart from directing him to submit a surety bond of Rs100,000 till September 25.

Later, the warrants had been suspended by the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) after the accused social gathering moved the courtroom on September 20. The excessive courtroom directed Imran Khan to submit reply to the show-cause discover issued by the ECP.

Over the last listening to, Awan continued arguments asking the physique to halt proceedings till the case is set by the excessive courtroom.

The discover was served on January 24 after Khan allegedly declined to submit the social gathering’s accounts particulars and termed it ‘biased’.

Akbar Babar, who can also be a petition in international funding case towards the PTI management, had moved the election physique after Khan accused it of being biased within the funding case.

In 2014, Babar moved the ECP to disqualify PTI Chairman Imran Khan for allegedly taking funds from unlawful sources and irregularities within the financial institution accounts of the social gathering.

He additionally accused Imran of utilizing unlawful channels to switch $three million, funds collected by PTI chief, from the Center East to PTI members’ accounts.

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