Fawad to file contempt case against ECP over issuance of arrest warrant
ECP issues arrest warrants for Imran Khan, other PTI leaders in contempt case
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry has announced to file a contempt of court case against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for issuing bailable arrest warrant.
Taking to twitter, former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said the ‘biased’ decision to issue arrest warrants was a contempt of the high court’s verdict.
Earlier, the ECP issued bailable arrest warrants for PTI Chairman Imran Khan, and other party leaders in a contempt case.
A four-member bench of the top electoral body rejected the exemption pleas filed by the Mr Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, Asad Umar and others. It has directed the former prime minister and PTI bigwigs to submit surety bonds of Rs50,000 each to get bail.
Last week, the Supreme Court (SC) had allowed the election watchdog to continue its proceedings against the PTI chief and other party leaders in contempt case filed against them over controversial remarks against the electoral body.