Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan will be pronounced by the Election Commission of Pakistan on August 2 in a contempt case. According to media reports, the Election Commission issued a summons to Imran Khan on Friday for prosecution in the contempt case against him and others. Last year, a contempt case was filed against Imran Khan, former PTI general secretary Asad Umar and former senior vice president Fawad Chaudhry for allegedly using derogatory language against the Chief Election Commissioner.
As per reports, PTI leaders have opposed the right of the Election Commission to take contempt action under Section 10 of the Election Act 2017 in the High Court. However, the Supreme Court had earlier this year allowed the Election Commission to pursue the matter. According to the report, the commission had approved Omar’s request for exemption from the final hearing. While charges will be framed on former Prime Minister Khan on August 2. The commission has ordered Khan to ensure his presence in the upcoming hearing.
Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have selected five names for the post of caretaker prime minister. All are politicians. Pakistan quoted Defense Minister Asif as saying in a report that he was not offered the post of caretaker prime minister.
According to media reports, PPP and PMAL-N together have chosen four-five names. These names will be discussed with the alliance partners. Within a week, a consensus will be reached on any one name. Asif said the leaders of the coalition partners would take a final call on the issue. According to me, elections should be held in 90 days and it is also suitable for us.