Contempt court case against Imran: ECP adjourns case proceedings till October 12

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Islamabad: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has adjourned the contempt of court case against Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan till October 12.

ECP four members bench presided over by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza took up the case for hearing on Wednesday.
During the course of hearing Imran Khan’s Counsel Babar Awan didn’t appear before ECP and in place of him Shahid Gondal represented PTI Chief.
During the course of hearing, Chief Election Commissioner asked Khan’s Counsel about the progress of subjudice case in Islamabad high court.
Counsel said that IHC adjourned the hearing till October 11.
CEC remarked still we have not received a copy of IHC orders and if judgment is not issued till October 12 by Islamabad High Court then ECP would issue its own verdict.
ECP has adjourned the hearing of contempt of court case against Imran khan till October 12.
It is vital to mention here that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has challenged the proceedings of ECP in contempt of court case against its leader Imran Khan in IHC.
During previous hearing, Khan had filed reply in ECP while stating that he respects Election Commission and believes in supremacy of constitutional institutions adding his stance was same what apology note his counsel had submitted.
Petitioner Akbar S Babar has filed one more petition against PTI Chief during September 25 hearing while talking the plea that Imran Khan used derogatory language against ECP once again during September 20 Hyderabad public gathering of PTI by saying that ECP is of Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
Babar further stated that Kahn didn’t submit any unconditional apology before ECP.
ECP had sought reply from Khan on this petition.
It is vital to mention here that Election Commission has issued notices to both Khan and Hamza Shehbaz on violation of code of conduct during by-elections of Jhelum; however, Hamza had offered unconditional apology to ECP.

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