Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry indicted in ECP contempt case

Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry indicted in ECP contempt case

Rawalpindi: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday indicted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry in a contempt case pertaining to electoral body and the chief election commissioner.

A four-member bench of the electoral body, headed by Sindh Member Nisar Ahmad Durrani, conducted the hearing of the case in Adiala jail, where both the leaders are incarcerated.

The former prime minister and ex-minister were present in the courtroom during the hearing and denied the allegations mentioned in the charge sheet.

The ECP then adjourned the hearing on the contempt case till January 16.

On December 6, the ECP announced that it would conduct indictment proceedings against the former premier and the ex-information minister in jail, directing the Ministry of Interior to make necessary arrangements in this regard.

The ECP had initiated contempt proceedings against the PTI chief, party leader Asad Umar and former information minister Chaudhry last year for allegedly using “intemperate” language against the chief election commissioner and the electoral watchdog.