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Imran Khan receives notice from Supreme Court in ECP contempt case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sent notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, and Asad Umar in contempt of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) case.

Election Commission claimed the PTI Chairman levelled baseless allegations against ECP and its chief in his speeches on July 18, 21, 27, and August 4 and 10.

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The ECP requested Supreme Court to consolidate all of its contempt proceedings against PTI leaders from various high courts into a single one

The case was heard by a three-judge SC panel made up of Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ayesha A. Malik, and Justice Athar Minallah.

The ECP stated that as a constitutional body it has the power to start contempt proceedings under Section 10 of the Election Act, 2017.

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ECP in its petition stated that it had issued notices to PTI leaders every time ECP felt attacked.

The commission further added that PTI leaders also Challenged ECP notices in courts.

Asad Umar had contested the contempt notices before the Sindh High Court, while Khan and Chaudhry had done so before the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court.

Another contempt notice was challenged before the Islamabad High court.

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