ECP ended contempt proceedings against Imran after accepting apology

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday ended contempt proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan after accepting his written apology over remarks accusing the commission of bias.

The PTI chief finally appeared before the commission today, nearly two weeks after his non-bailable arrest warrants were issued, in connection with the contempt of court case.

PTI counsel Babar Awan, Secretary General Jahangir Tareen and leaders Shafqat Mehmood and Naeemul Haque accompanied Khan at the ECP, DawnNews reported.

During the hearing, Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza directed Khan’s lawyer to submit a written apology over his remarks accusing the ECP of bias in the foreign funding case.

Awan argued that the PTI chief had apologized twice over his remarks, but the election commissioner directed him to submit a written apology signed by Khan.

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