Thursday Oct 12, 2017
KARACHI: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah advised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan to appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan.
While speaking to media on Thursday, the Pakistan Peoples Party leader remarked that Imran should avoid the embarrassment of being taken to the court by police officials.
“It is better for Imran to appear before the court himself and show that he respects the institutions,” added the opposition leader.
Earlier in the day, the ECP had issued non-bailable arrest warrants of Imran in relation to a contempt of court case against him.
The five-member ECP, bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, heard the case.
The ECP ordered the police to arrest Imran and present him before the commission on October 26.
However, the PTI has said it will challenge the decision in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Addressing the media, PTI's Babar Awan said the ECP has issued a non-bailable warrant in a case where a bailable warrant has already been dismissed by the IHC.
Moreover, the petitioner in the case, Akbar Babar, said Imran challenges the authority of every institution that takes action against him.
He said Imran cast aspersions against a constitutional body.