ECP issues arrest warrant for Fawad Chaudhry in contempt case

Canada Global (Web News) In the contempt case, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued an arrest order for Fawad Chaudhry that is not subject to a bond requirement.

The case was heard by a five-member panel presided over by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan. Mr. Chaudry’s attorney requested an adjournment of the hearing at the beginning of the hearing since the Islamabad High Court (IHC) is anticipated to rule on the issue in a few days.

An Islamabad police official reported to the bench that he had gone to the former minister’s house to serve the warrants but that he was not home.

An ECP member once observed that Mr. Chaudhry had not shown for the hearing or submitted any documentation in support of an exemption.

After hearing arguments, the ECP bench dismissed the former minister’s attorney’s case and issued an arrest warrant for the man. The hearing was postponed until July 20.

As a result of the PTI leader, Asad Umar, and Fawad Chaudhry making remarks critical of the electoral body and the chief election commissioner, the ECP had already begun contempt proceedings against them.

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