ISLAMABAD Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan will not appear before Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday following the notice issued over violating electoral code of conduct.

Khan’s stance will be presented before the commission through his counsel Babar Awan. The PTI chief has cited personal commitments as a reason for absence from hearing.

The PTI chairman met Awan in Bani Gala and exchanged views over the matters concerning the case of violating secrecy of ballot code, ECP’s move to withhold Khan’s success notification and government formation.

On July 25, Imran Khan stamped the ballot paper publicly which was captured on video. ECP took notice and summoned Khan for an explanation over the matter.

Notices were also issued to PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N leader Khawaja Asif and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari over media talk.

ECP said that the media talk of election candidates is a violation of code of conduct. It has imposed a ban on politicians’ live media talk.

Notices were also issued to media houses for airing the media talks of politicians. ECP has directed all the channels to refrain from such violation or action will be taken against them.