Islamabad (August 30, 2017): Hearing the contempt of court petition by ECP against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved the ruling.
The IHC single bench comprises of Justice Mian Gul Hassan hearing the case of contempt of court notice to PTI Chairman Imran Khan reserved its verdict.
After hearing the arguments by Imran Khan’s counsel Babar Awan the IHC wrapped up the hearing and reserved the verdict.
Appearing before the two-member bench, Babar Awan told the court that the Election Commissions’ contempt of court notice to Imran Khan was unconstitutional and illegal as it was the power rest under the authority of supreme court and high courts, therefore court should nullified the ECP’s August 10 decision.
On which court asked the Imran’s counsel, “How Does ECP not has contempt of court orders?” you must satisfy court.
“The party who was served contempt of court notice must offer apology,” judge said in his remarks.
After hearing the arguments court has reserved the verdict and issues notices to ECP and Akbar S Babar and others.
The PTI’s counsel further said the Constitution of Pakistan entitles Supreme Court of Pakistan and high court alone for the contempt proceedings, adding it is imperative for a contempt proceeding that the ECP has the corresponding law.
IHC’s another bench has turned down the PTI petition regarding ECP jurisdiction regarding probe in foreign funding case. Court has also scrapped the stay order in this connection.