PTI chief Imran Khan submits reply to ECP in contempt of court case

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2017 17:45 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sep 25 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's lawyer Babar Awan on Monday submitted his reply to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the contempt of court case.

The ECP said that it would reply on September 27 and then give its judgement, the Dawn reported.

One of the founding members of PTI and dissident Akbar S. Babar had filed a petition against Imran for using derogatory language while replying in another case regarding party funding, which was tantamount to the contempt of court.

Following this, Imran's lawyer Saqlain Haider had submitted an unconditional apology.

The ECP had to proceed against Imran as the PTI chairman in a TV interview had reportedly said that his counsel tendered an apology in his personal capacity, and that Khan himself had not apologised.

While Imran said in his written reply on Monday that, "My counsel appeared as pleader/advocate with full authority to act on my behalf to set at rest the liss/contempt proceeding."

Awan also submitted the order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), suspending the arrest warrants for the PTI chief issued by the ECP.

He further argued that the IHC is going to hear a petition on the ECP's powers in connection with contempt of court hearings. (ANI)