ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan’s reply in a contempt of court case and gave the party chief another chance for submitting another reply by June 7, ARY News reported.
In a hearing today, PTI counsel Fawad Chaudhry submitted Khan’s reply while arguing that the contempt of court case is based on a misapprehension.
Hearing the argument, Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza asserted that Imran Khan has still not made an apology, however he has withdrawn the review request.
He asked Chaudhry to review the reply which has been submitted [Implying Khan did not apologise over the matter].
The PTI’s lawyer contended that the reply did not mean to apologise.
Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza remarked that the ECP has recognized all those who have made an apology by providing another opportunity to Khan to submit a reply by June 7, observing that the PTI chief has a chance to change his current stance.
The court adjourned the hearing till June 7.
It is worth mentioning here that a petition was filed by a PTI former leader Akbar Babar earlier this year alleged that PTI Chief Imran Khan has committed contempt of court in his comments on the party funds, claiming that he had not apologized to the ECP over his comments instead his counsel did so in his personal capacity.