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ECP Contempt Case: Imran Khan and Fawad Chaudhry Avoid Indictment

“Stay updated on the latest legal developments involving former PTI chairman Imran Khan and minister Fawad Chaudhry in the contempt of election commission case. Explore the postponement by the Election Commission of Pakistan and Imran Khan’s legal challenges at the Lahore High Court. Get concise summaries in easy English for quick comprehension.”

ECP Contempt Case: Imran Khan and Fawad Chaudhry Avoid Indictment

The former leader of PTI, Imran Khan, and ex-minister Fawad Chaudhry are not facing charges today in the case involving disrespect to the Election Commission and Chief Election Commissioner. The Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed the proceedings until December 19.

After a hearing in Adiala Jail, the four-member Election Commission bench returned to the secretariat. Journalists asked why Imran Khan was not charged yet. A commission member explained that there were various reasons for the delay. The hearing in Adiala Jail was led by a four-member team of the commission, with Nisar Durrani as the head.

Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court has set up a three-member larger bench in response to Imran Khan’s petition against his trial in jail for contempt of the election commission. The full bench, headed by Justice Alia Neelam and including Justice Shahram Sarwar Chaudhry and Justice Asjad Javed Ghural, will hear the application on December 18.

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Imran Khan had requested the formation of a full bench, arguing that his jail trial violated fundamental rights. He believes the court should stop the jail trial. On December 9, the former prime minister challenged the proceedings of the contempt of the election commission case and its jail trial in the Lahore High Court. Imran Khan’s petition included the federal government, the Election Commission of Pakistan, and the Adiala Jail superintendent as parties. He argued that the Election Commission did not have the authority to conduct contempt proceedings illegally.

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