ECP stays contempt proceedings against Imran, PTI leaders on courts’ orders
Fawad Ch challenges ECP notice in LHC, Rawalpindi bench
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The bench also held proceedings on the notices issued to Imran and Fawad for uttering contemptuous remarks against Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.
The PTI lawyers informed the commission that the Sindh and Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench, had stopped the ECP from holding further proceedings on the case. They requested the bench to give them time for submitting their reply.
The ECP on Aug 20 issued contempt notices to PTI Chairman Imran Khan and two other central leaders Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhry for using ‘intemperate’ language against the chief election commissioner and the ECP. The PTI leaders were asked to appear before the commission in person or through their counsels on Aug 30.
He further argued that the special particular rights given in the constitution could not be entrusted to other institutions through simple legislation.
The LHC Rawalpindi bench while issuing a notice to the ECP on Fawad’s petition for Sept 7 stopped it from issuing the final verdict in the case.
Reporters Usman Khan and Saud Butt