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Imran Khan apologises for contempt of court to Pakistan EC

According to the Dawn, the PTI chief appeared before the commission, nearly two weeks after his non-bailable arrest warrants were issued

ANI  |  Islamabad 

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan, center, addresses a news conference regarding the dismissal of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo: PTI)
Imran Khan. (Photo: PTI)

The Election Commission on Thursday accepted the written apology of Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and ended the contempt of proceedings against him.

According to the Dawn, the chief appeared before the commission, nearly two weeks after his non-bailable arrest warrants were issued.

Khan was accompanied by counsel Babar Awan, Secretary General Jahangir Tareen, leaders Shafqat Mehmood and Naeemul Haque at the Election Commission of (ECP).

Earlier this month, the Commission ordered that Imran be arrested and brought to the next hearing of the case filed by dissident and one of the party's founding members Akbar S Babar on October 26.

Babar was also present during the hearing today.

During the hearing, a five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza directed the PTI chief's lawyer to submit a written apology over his remarks accusing the ECP of being biased in the foreign funding case.

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 16:10 IST
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