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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) indicted on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry in a case about contempt of the electoral body.

The hearing was conducted by a four-member bench of the ECP at Adiala Jail where both Imran and Fawad are incarcerated.

The hearing was then adjourned till January 16.

The ECP had earlier deferred the indictment in the contempt case.

Last year, the electoral watchdog issued contempt notices against the PTI leaders for allegedly using inappropriate language against the chief election commissioner and the ECP.

The commission had asked them to appear in person or through their counsels.

The pair had challenged the ECP notices and contempt proceedings in court while denying the charges.

Contempt case: ECP issues non-bailable arrest warrants for PTI chief

As per the Election Act 2017, the “election commission may exercise the same power as the high court to punish any person for contempt of court and the Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2003 (V of 2003), or any other law pertaining to contempt of court shall have effect accordingly.”

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Aslam Tanoli Jan 03, 2024 03:55pm
Pity on nation where nawaz is a hero and IK is a villain
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KU Jan 03, 2024 04:06pm
It happens only in our country. An organization that is established to organize and hold elections without prejudice, is holier than its responsibility. Which part of our constitution or democracy shuns criticism or freedom of speech against the state institutes? We always seem to become famous for all the wrong reasons.
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Love Your Country Jan 03, 2024 05:19pm
Politics solely based on hatred of your opponents doesn't take you too far.
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Twain pen di Jan 03, 2024 05:49pm
sifc begging for investment by one hand and establishment crushing democracy with the other, they believe everyone is blind.
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Shahbaz Ali Jan 03, 2024 07:13pm
For some people Nawaz is bad but a bad-tempered person abusing and fighting everybody is good! Nawaz/Shahbaz Sharif bad but Gogi/Gujjar good... What else is it besides worship of IK...
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Parvez Jan 04, 2024 12:46am
ECP is an administrative body tasked to conduct free and fair elections.....but it is shamelessly behaving as PML-N's " B " team....sadly with the blessing of the establishment and most of the judiciary. This is being denied by the ECP but ground realities do not lie.
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Rida Waheed Ahmed Jan 06, 2024 01:26pm
@Parvez, EXACTLY...!
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