- LHC bench more likely to hear case immediately.
- Warrants issued after PTI leaders skipped contempt hearings.
- Contempt case was filed towards PTI leaders for insulting ECP.
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and social gathering leaders Fawad Chaudhry and Asad Umar challenged the Election Fee of Pakistan’s (ECP) arrest warrants within the Lahore Excessive Courtroom’s (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench on Monday.
The LHC Rawalpindi Bench is predicted to listen to the PTI leaders’ software immediately.
The bailable warrants have been issued by ECP’s four-member bench, headed by member Nisar Durrani, final week.
Fawad to problem warrants
PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry, instantly after the ECP’s resolution, had introduced that he would problem the warrants within the excessive court docket and file a contempt plea towards ECP.
“ECP’s resolution to concern arrest warrants in contempt of the excessive court docket’s resolution,” mentioned Fawad. He mentioned that the case was scheduled for January 17 and the decision was introduced immediately in violation of the principles.
The PTI chief alleged that it was a “biased” resolution of the ECP.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Courtroom had additionally allowed the electoral physique to go forward with contempt proceedings towards Khan, Umar and Fawad.
All three PTI leaders didn’t seem within the final listening to of the case citing completely different points.
Lawyer Ali Bukhari appeared on behalf of PTI leaders and mentioned that Fawad’s mom was critically unwell and he was along with her in a hospital in Lahore, whereas Imran Khan’s medical doctors had suggested him towards travelling.
Asad Umar’s lawyer Anwar Mansoor mentioned that the PTI secretary normal was to attend the listening to however he couldn’t make it to the federal capital.
Imran, Fawad and Umar have been issued contempt notices by the ECP, in August final 12 months, for insulting the fee and its chief, Sikander Sultan Raja, in varied public conferences, press conferences and interviews.