Imran skips ECP hearing, indictment delayed again

Counsel seeks adjournment saying his client needed hospital visit for checkup.

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s indictment in a contempt case was on Wednesday again delayed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after he failed to appear before the commission.

A four-member bench headed by Sindh member Nisar Ahmed heard resumed the hearing to charge frame the former prime minister.

Advocate Shoaib Shaheen appeared before the ECP to represent the former prime minister. Shaheen pleaded with the ECP to adjourn proceedings as his client has to visit the hospital for check-up.

He also sought exemption for the former prime minister from appearance in the ECP contempt case.

Ikaramullah Khan, a member of ECP observed charges were to be framed against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief today and added how can exemption be granted to the accused in a contempt case.

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