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Pakistan Election Commission issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan

Pak EC had a issued a bailable warrant against Imran Khan when he reportedly failed to appear before the court last month. Photograph: (WION)

WION Web Team Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Oct 12, 2017, 08.02 AM (IST)

Pakistan's Election Commission(ECP) today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Tehreek-i-Insaf chief  Imran Khan for his failure to appear before it in a contempt of court case.

Last month, the cricketer-turned-politician had submitted a reply with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the contempt of court case.

Earlier, a bailable warrant was issued against the PTI chief when he reportedly failed to appear before the court. The ECP had directed Khan to submit his reply by September 25. 

Imran Khan's counsel Babar Awan, who is representing him in the Election Commission, also submitted the order of Islamabad High Court suspending the arrest warrant. He further argued that the high court is going to hear a petition on the ECP's powers in connection with contempt of court hearings.

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