Fawad’s non-bailable arrest warrant suspended in ECP contempt case


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Tuesday temporarily suspended the non-bailable arrest warrant of Fawad Chaudhry, former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader, in a contempt case by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Justice Tariq Jahangiri, presiding over a single bench, was hearing the petition filed by the former PTI leader challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by a 5-member bench of the Election Commission. The bench was headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.

During the hearing, Justice Jahangiri stated that the Election Commission should proceed with the contempt proceedings against the former leader, but instructed them not to issue a final verdict at this time.

Justice Jahangiri also pointed out that the petitioner had been disregarding the orders of the Islamabad High Court by continuously failing to appear before the Election Commission.

Faisal Chaudhary, the defense lawyer, informed the court that his client is willing to appear before the Election Commission bench that is handling the contempt case.

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