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ECP reserves verdict as Imran Khan submits apology in offensive language case

ECP reserves verdict as Imran Khan submits apology in offensive language case

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday reserved verdict in offensive language case against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.

A four-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) conducted hearing of the case. Babar Awan appeared before ECP and told that he representing Khan in offensive language and secrecy of ballot code violation case.

“A single reply seeking apology has been submitted in both the cases. Imran Khan did not violated the electoral code of conduct intentionally,” said Awan.

“How a single reply can be submitted in two cases? The response is not acceptable in secrecy of ballot code violation case. Submit a writter explanation for it,” remarked the CEC.

Khan had earlier assured ECP in writing of not using offensive language during election campaigns. ECP notice came in light of media reports, according to which, Imran referred to those welcoming Nawaz Sharif as “donkeys”.

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