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Imran Khan Challenges ECP Case Jail Trial

Imran Khan Challenges ECP Case Jail Trial

Former PTI chairman Imran Khan has contested the contempt of the election commission case and its jail trial proceedings before the Lahore High Court.

Imran Khan’s legal representatives, Salman Akram Raja and Barrister Samir Khosa, filed the petition naming the federal government, the Election Commission of Pakistan, and the Adiala Jail superintendent as parties.

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In the petition, Imran Khan contends that the ECP initiated contempt proceedings unlawfully, asserting that the commission lacked the authority to prosecute someone for contempt.

The petition also argues that the election commission’s decision to conduct a jail trial is illegal, constituting a violation of Article 4 of the Constitution due to a hidden trial within the trial.

The ECP has set December 13th as the date for the indictment process in jail, prompting Imran Khan to request the Lahore High Court to nullify the decision to conduct a jail trial. The court is urged to order an open, free, and fair trial and to halt the indictment process through a secret trial until a final decision is reached on the application.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the ECP had announced that the contempt of the commission case proceedings against former PTI chief Imran Khan and ex-party leader Fawad Chaudhry would take place on December 13 at Adiala Jail, where both are currently detained. The decision came after the Interior Ministry refused to produce Imran Khan before the commission in the last hearing, citing security concerns.