ECP rejects Fawad’s written apology in contempt case
By News Desk
August 3, 2023 09:08 PM
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected Fawad Chaudhary's written apology in a contempt case, reported the 24NewsHd TV channel Thursday.
The ECP has ordered Fawad to submit a response to the show cause notice by August 15.
The ECP also ordered Fawad Chaudhary to appear in person on August 15.
The ECP said Fawad Chaudhary's written apology letter was conditional.
Fawad Chaudhary submitted the written apology letter at the last hearing.
In August 2022, the ECP issued notices to Chaudhry, and others for allegedly using “intemperate” language against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja and the electoral watchdog.
ECP contempt case was heard against former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry by a four-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.
Chaudhry after being instructed by the Islamabad High Court, appeared before the ECP with his lawyer Faisal Chaudhry.
During the hearing, Fawad Chaudhry apologised to the ECP and pleaded to withdraw the show cause notice issued against him.
The former PTI leader said whatever he said he convened the narrative of the party while being its spokesperson. “It was the party’s position which I described.” I respect the institutions including ECP, Chaudhry added.
Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja asked Chaudhry whether he will kill anyone on the orders of the party chief. Raja further said his party said a lot against him, his family and ECP in the public gatherings
The former federal minister was asked to submit an apology in writing to the ECP, the commission will review it.
Reporter: Usman Khan