Now Election Commission wants Imran Khan arrested

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.

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