ECP issues notice to Imran Khan over ‘abusive’ language

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan Wednesday issued a notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on alleged use of abusive language in his speeches during the ongoing election campaign.

The ECP has directed the PTI chief to appear in person or send his lawyer to explain his position on Thursday (July 19).

A four-member bench of the Election Commission will conduct the hearing, the notice said.

The notice, it added, has been taken on the basis of media reports about the use of inappropriate and unethical language in political speeches.

Last week, the ECP also put a ban on abusive TV advertisements issued by political parties.

The PTI chief, in a gathering in Narowal, had said that whoever would go to receive Nawaz Sharif on his return to Pakistan would be a donkey (fool). He further said that any Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) worker with a clear conscience would not receive Nawaz.

Imran, while calling the PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif a conman, had said that anyone with a living conscience would not vote for PML-N.