The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed former information minister Fawad Chaudhry’s petition to nullify the contempt case against him by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Chief Justice IHC Justice Aamir Farooq dismissed Fawad’s plea while announcing the reserved decision.
The former minister had challenged ECP’s action against him on two forums.
Fawad had issued a verbal apology to the ECP in July when a four-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja was presiding over the contempt proceedings.
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Earlier, the ECP had decided to indict Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhry for their statements against the watchdog.
The ECP had initiated contempt proceedings against the two for issuing statements against the electoral body and the chief election commissioner.
The commission had previously announced its decision to issue bailable arrest warrants for senior party leaders in January for failing to appear before the commission in contempt proceedings.
Asad Umar has already apologised to the ECP in the contempt case. Umar stated that there was no intention in his statements regarding the ECP that should be seen as an insult.