Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Khurshid Shah on Thursday has advised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan to appear in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the next hearing.
Awan had then appeared before the five-member ECP bench and pleaded that they wanted to challenge the ECP's judgement regarding the maintainability of the contempt petition and should be granted some time. The court has ordered for Imran Khan to be arrested and brought in front of the court at the next hearing of the case, which is on 26th October.
In the previous hearing, the PTI chief, in his reply submitted through his lawyer Babar Awan, stated that "I respect the ECP and believe in the supremacy of institutions".
The case begun on Abbasi's petition seeking disqualification of Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen over the non-disclosure of assets, existence of offshore companies, as well as PTI being a foreign-aided party.
The ECP had issued the contempt notice to Khan on January 24 over his "scandalous remarks" about the commission.
It was discovered that on September 14, the ECP has issued a bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan after his failure to present himself for the proceedings.
"A new warrant is issued in the same case where a bailable warrant was already suspended".
Babar is also one of the founding members of the PTI.