ECP seeks reply from Imran Khan over contempt of Court notice


ISLAMABAD : Election Commission of Pakistan issued notice of contempt of Court to PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf) chairman Imran Khan seeking reply by the August 23, according to a TV report


A five-member tribunal of the ECP hearing the petition filed by Akbar S. Babar, who was the the former PTI member, that seeks Khan’s disqualification, rejected the PTI chief’s objections regarding its jurisdiction to initiate contempt of court proceedings.

On July 10th, the PTI chief submitted a reply holding the stance, that ECP does not have the jurisdiction in initiating proceedings of contempt against any individual, as the right can only be exercised by the Supreme Court, lower courts.