SC hears ECP contempt case against Imran, others

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Electoral commission heard on Tuesday of Petitions of Pakistan (ECP) over contempt proceedings against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and other leaders of in party.

Three-member bench led by the chief judge of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, composed of Judges Aisha Malik and Judge Athar Minallah, heard ECP’s petitions for the transfer of all cases of PTI Leaders against contempt case from different high courts into one one.

“These cases are pending in the Lahore High Court, the Sindh High Court and the Islamabad High Court,” ECP said in a statement. in his petitions. PTI’s lawyer argued that it was not possible to combine all cases to facilitate the parties.

“The Electoral Commission is a constitutional body, how may be ordered to stay on his proceedings,” Judge Athar Minallah asked. “There is no injunction over work of the Electoral Commission, PTI leaders submitted their responses”, counsel said.

“The cases before the various high courts can be dealt with with a baton or not,” said the head justice asked.

The Electoral Commission sought time for reading court decisions. The court adjourned for break in consideration by the election commission of a case of disrespect.

ESP in his petitions also appealed to the highest court for annulment of the suspension orders issued by the higher courts. against election observers notice disrespect for PTI chairman Imran Khan, Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhry.

ESP in this is six petitions called on the highest court to refer all of his contempt cases against PTI leaders from different high courts into one one.

The commission claimed that it sent contempt notices to the PTI chairman and toppled Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as others party leaders including Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry in months of August and September. However, these notifications have been disputed. in high courts.

AT set of petition, the ECP argued that the high court’s rulings were unlawful and unlawful, effectively suspending Section 10 of Electoral Act 2017, deterring ECP from “adverse actions” against PTI leaders.

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