Non-bailable warrant issued for Fawad Chaudhry


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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a non-bailable warrant for former information minister Fawad Chaudhry in a case of contempt against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The IHC also further postponed Chaudhry’s hearing to July 20.

Last month, a four-member commission headed by ECP Sindh member Nisar Durrani heard the contempt case against Chaudry, Asad Umar, and former premier Imran Khan. Lawyer Faisal Chaudhry appeared before the electoral watchdog on behalf of the parties, and at the time hearings were postponed to July 11.

The ECP had initiated contempt proceedings against the three for issuing statements against the electoral body and the chief election commissioner.

Asad Umar has already apologised to the ECP and stated that he did not intend his statements to cause offense.

“If the ECP still feels that it was insulted, I am sorry. I leave myself at its mercy,” he said.

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