In yet another major development in Pakistan politics, the election commission of neighboring country sought arrest of Opposition leader Imran Khan on contempt charges.
This after the cricketer-turned-politician accused the Election Commission of bias.
Heading a five member bench, the Chief Election Commissioner has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against 64-year-old politician and ordered to bring him in for a hearing scheduled for October 26.
The election commission in Pakistan has powers to issue arrest warrants.
Meanwhile, Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party said it would challenge the decision in the high court.
On September 14, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had issued a bailable warrant against Khan to ensure his presence in the case.
However, his party approached the Islamabad High Court which, on September 20, suspended the bailable arrest warrants.>