Imran, Fawad challenge ECP’s show-cause notice in contempt case
- The petition states that unlike the courts, the ECP does not have the power to proceed against contempt of court.
- It has been stated in the petition that the show cause notices of the Election Commission are against the Constitution.
- The application will be heard tomorrow in the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan and party leader Fawad Chaudhry challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday. The reason is obvious Notices were issued to him in the contempt of court case.
The Show Cause Notices were challenged by Advocate Faisal Chaudhry in the Rawalpindi Bench of the Lahore High Court.
In his application, d PTI chief And the former minister said that unlike the courts, the ECP does not have the authority to proceed in contempt of court cases.
The petition further stated that according to the constitution judicial authority cannot be given to administrative departments.
According to the application, the show cause notices of the Election Commission are against the constitution. “The members of Election Commission Sindh are themselves judges of the alleged defamation case against them,” he added, requesting that the notices be quashed.
Meanwhile, the application will be heard in Rawalpindi Bench of Lahore High Court, which will be heard by Justice Jawad Hassan tomorrow.
The Election Commission issued contempt notices to Imran Khan, PTI leader Asad Umar and others. Chaudhary. The leaders have been summoned on September 27 for insulting ECP and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.
According to the notice, Khan made derogatory remarks and allegations in his address to the public on July 18, besides he made remarks against the CEC on July 21 and 27.
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