Election commission issues arrest warrant for Imran Khan

Pakistan Forward

ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a bailable arrest warrant for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chief Imran Khan after he failed to appear for a contempt of court proceeding Thursday (September 14), Dawn reported.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi petitioned the Supreme Court late last year to disqualify Khan and another PTI leader Jahangir Tareen for "not declaring their assets and violating the income tax ordinance and peoples act". The petition also terms the PTI a "foreign funded party".

Hearing the petition Thursday, the commission ordered Khan to appear before the court September 25.

Khan's defence attorney Babar Awan said his client had just returned to Pakistan and will appear before the commission when summoned.

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