The arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry, and Secretary General Asad Umar issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were suspended on Monday by the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench, according to APP.
Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan of the LHC instructed the ECP to continue the contempt proceedings against the PTI leaders after hearing their appeal against the arrest warrants.
In an interview with a foreign TV channel, Justice Sadaqat criticised Fawad Chaudhry for attributing the whole corruption in the nation to the judiciary.
The PTI chairman and other leaders were given arrest warrants last week by the ECP in a contempt case with the ability to post bail.
The PTI leaders had requested a leave of absence from the case, but the ECP’s four-member bench denied their request.
The Supreme Court had already permitted the ECP to carry on with its legal action against the three PTI leaders in the contempt case brought against them for making divisive comments about the electoral body.