Will make sure Imran Khan is presented before ECP: Daniyal Aziz

Election Commission non-bailable warrant Imran Khan

Election Commission non-bailable warrant Imran Khan

Non-bailable arrest warrants have been issued against Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan by the Election Commission of Pakistan upon his failure to appear before the body in a contempt of court case.

The chief election commissioner, heading a five-member bench, issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against 64-year- old Khan and ordered to bring him in for a hearing scheduled for October 26, Geo News reported.

He says the judges are also demanding the police bring Khan in for a hearing scheduled for October 26.

"We have made a decision to challenge the ECP order today because it is illegal and the commission has no jurisdiction to issue any arrest warrants for a political leader", Khan's spokesman Naeemul Haq told Anadolu Agency.

Before this also, on September 14th, the election commission had issued a bailable warrant against Imran Khan, however, the same was later suspended on PTI's petition. PTI is looking into the legal options into the case and will take suitable action accordingly.

The documents - detailing bank transactions in connection with Khan's assets and accounts of his offshore company, Niazi Services Ltd - are not verified and have been submitted very late in the case, Abbasi argued in his petition, submitted separately with his reply in the case.

Imran Khan had earlier accused ECP of being biased towards PTI in a case related to foreign funding.

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