Imran Khan contempt of court case: ECP postpones decision until Oct 12

 
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ISLAMABAD Sept 27 (TNS): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) adjourned on Wednesday the contempt of court case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. A four-member ECP bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, resumed hearing the case on Wednesday.

As the proceedings began, Shahid Gondal appeared in court to represent the PTI chief. When asked by the CEC regarding the Islamabad High Court’s case on the same issue, Gondal said that case has been adjourned until October 11.

The CEC then remarked that they have still not received a copy of the court order on the issue.

The hearing was then adjourned briefly, after which the ECP adjourned the hearing until October 12.

The CEC observed that it will decide on the case if the IHC does not issue an order in the case on October 11.

At the last hearing on Monday, the PTI chief, in his reply submitted through his lawyer Babar Awan, stated that “I respect the ECP and believe in the supremacy of institutions.”

Khan stated that he confirms the apology tendered by his previous counsel, Saqlain Haider, regarding the “contemptuous” remarks, adding that the contempt of court matter is a “closed transaction belonging to the past.”

The PTI chief’s counsel requested the ECP to withdraw the show-cause notice issued on September 24.