Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah advised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan to appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The election commission's directive came over a contempt of court case filed against Khan for "repeatedly failing to appear for the hearing and for failing to send a written apology for absence in court". However, the court suspended the warrant following a petition from PTI.More news: Trump Nominates Homeland Chief of Staff as New Security Secretary
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"We have chose to challenge the ECP order today because it is illegal and the commission has no jurisdiction to issue any arrest warrants for a political leader", Khan's spokesman Naeemul Haq told Anadolu Agency.
The case in question has been filed by Akbar S Babar, one of the founding members of PTI. Babar Awan, Chief Counsel of PTI told media that the EC has issued a fresh warrant in the same case in which it has already suspended another warrant last month. The ECP had directed Khan to submit his reply by September 25.
Khan is also facing a case against him in the Supreme Court where the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)'s petition is seeking his disqualification.
The ECP further accused him of underestimating the authority of the commission and "bringing it into disrepute and disrespect and to interfere with, obstruct, interrupt and prejudice the process of law and the due course of proceedings, and scandalising the commission".