Islamabad (August 31, 2017): The Election Commission of Pakistan has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to appear before ECP in person on September 14 for not offering apology in contempt of court.
ECP warned, in its notification, the action will be taken as per law against Imran if he fails to appear before ECP on the given date.
The notification says that instead of submitting a reply to a petition filed by Akbar Sher Babar in ECP, Khan had submitted a review application containing “derogatory remarks against the commission thereby scandalising the commission.” While his counsel had later apologised unconditionally, the PTI chief had failed to do the same despite being provided “repeated opportunities”.
ECP has given several opportunities to offer apology over his derogatory remarks against ECP but he did not come up with apology.
PTI have been using delay tactics in contempt of court and party funding case as the suspicious funding case was pending in ECP since November 2014.