Contempt Case:Twitter stormed after ECP issues warrant against Imran khan.
Islamabad: Soon after the news of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issuing non-bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was communicated, people took out to social media in support of Imran khan saying it would be a last nail in Sharif family’s coffin if Imran khan would be in lock-up.
The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza recieved massive criticism from PTI’s spokesperson,Naeemul-Haq, for issuing a verdict that was against the ruling given by Islamabad High Court earlier. He took out to twitter to bash ECP for announcing the decision hastily without determining the jurisdictions.
Soon after,prompt statements like ‘’Excited to see millions protesting for Imran Khan’s release; this is what we call ‘real revolution’ began surfacing on the social media site Twitter.
The decision was highly condemned by Insafians and Imran khan’s fans and within an hour #IamKhanArrestMe became the top trend on Twitter. They stated that Imran Khan is the one who ousted PM Nawaz Sharif from office and forced the court to take up the Panama Gate scandal and such a baseless verdict against him is a deliberate attempt and nothing else.
Furthermore, people tweeted humorous tweet to lash ECP for such a groundless decision and criticized it for failure to focus on finding solutions to fix electoral discrepancies; rather it is more interested in issuing a new warrant for Imran Khan while his counsel had tendered an apology in his personal capacity.