Islamabad, Nov 15 The Supreme Court on Tuesday served notices to PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his aides Fawad Chaudhry and Asad Umar in a contempt of the Election Commission case.
A three-member Bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justices Ayesha A Malik and Athar Minallah heard the case filed by the EC to transfer all its contempt cases against PTI leaders from different high courts to a single one.
The panel has accused Imran Khan of levelling “baseless allegations” against the EC and its chief in his addresses on July 18, 21 and 27 and August 4 and 10.
During the proceedings, the Bench remarked that the Election Commission requested to transfer the cases pending in different high courts to one high court, Geo news reports.
The EC was of the opinion that they should prepare for local and general elections or had to fight cases in different courts, it added.
The counsel replied that PTI leaders had filed cases against the election panel in different high courts.
The Chief Justice asked under which constitutional authority did the Supreme Court order clubbing of cases pending in the different high courts.
The counsel then said that the injunctions of the high courts in the contempt of election commission case had also been challenged in the Supreme Court.
The court directed the ECP petitions against the injunction of the high courts should also be fixed with this case.
Subsequently, the hearing of the case was adjourned for two weeks.