Election Commission of Pakistan issues arrest warrant against Imran Khan

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the contempt of court case for "repeatedly failing to appear for the hearing and for failing to send a written apology to the ECP for his absence in court".

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan. PTI file photo

EC authorities have reportedly asked the former cricketer to present himself before the commission on 26 October.

According to PTI Spokesperson Naeemul Haq, the party is set to challenge the warrants in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), reported Pakistan media.

The ECP had issued the contempt notice to Khan on January 24 over his "scandalous remarks" about the commission.

Akbar Babar, the petitioner who had filed the foreign funding case against the PTI leadership, had informed the ECP that Khan had accused it of being biased in the foreign funding case following which his counsel tendered an apology with the commission.

(With agency inputs)

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