ECP Likely To Decide Contempt Case Against Fawad Chaudhry On Aug 24

ECP Likely To Decide Contempt Case Against Fawad Chaudhry On Aug 24

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is likely to decide the contempt case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) former leader Fawad Chaudhry on August 24.

ECP's five-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, heard the contempt case against the former information minister and adjourned the hearing till August 24.

During the hearing, Chaudhry and his lawyer, Faisal Fareed, appeared before the bench to inform them that he was again submitting a written unconditional apology.

Chaudhry had written a letter to ECP in which he offered an apology. However, the ECP had raised objections to the letter.

Later, while talking to the media outside the ECP, Fawad Chaudhry hinted at a delay in general elections, citing the issue of delimitation.

Chaudhry criticized the PMLN and PPP and said the legislation introduced in the concluding days of the government has defaced the constitution.

Recalling the interim setups in the Punjab and KP assemblies, Chaudhry said the decisions of the outgoing government brought uncertainty regarding the continuity of democracy.

The ECP had initiated contempt proceedings against Chairman PTI Imran Khan, General Secretary Asad Umar, and the party's then spokesperson, Fawad Chaudhry, for issuing statements against the Commission and its chief.