ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s counsel Babar Awan asserted before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that the word ‘donkey’ is an ordinary term.
The ECP on Wednesday summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s chairman over the use of inappropriate language in his political rally against political parties and candidates.
He furthermore, informed the ECP that the party chief is campaigning in Lahore and thus could not appear today due to his busy schedule.
Awan also played Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) leader Ayaz Sadiq’s video clip in which the ersthwhile National Assembly speaker had made derogatory remarks against the PTI, to which the ECP’s member from Punjab, Altaf Ibrahim, remarked that more notices are also going to be issued.
Awan stated further that the use of the word donkey is normal, explaining that even teachers use this word in their classrooms. However, the ECP did not buy the explanation.
On the ECP’s insistence that such terms not be used in electioneering, Awan submitted a written assurance on behalf of his client vowing not to use such terms.