Non-bailable arrest warrant issued by Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) for Khan in contempt case.
Insafian and Imran Khan’s supporters took out to twitter in favour of Khan.
Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan following his constant failing to appear before court for contempt of court proceeding and for failing to send a written apology to the ECP for his absence from court hearing.
Earlier on 14th September, the ECP had issued bailable arrest warrant of Imran khan which was later suspended by Islamabad High court on PTI’s petition. However, the ECP had ordered that the PTI chairman be arrested and brought to the next hearing of the case.
The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza issued the verdict for the khan’s case. “A new warrant is issued in the same case where a [bailable] warrant was already suspended. We will also look into whether this is contempt of the IHC’s full bench or not, and then [the party] we will challenge it,” said PTI member and lawyer Babar Awan.
However, this decision was condemned by Insafians and Imran khan’s supporters on famous social media site Twitter using the hash tag #IamKhanArrestMe, saying that Imran Khan is the one who ousted PM Nawaz Sharif from office and forced the court to take up the Panama Gate scandal.
People lashed 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.