The election commission of Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant on Thursday opposing the 1992 World Cup winner.
Imran Khan, who switched to politics after retiring from cricket, sees himself in a dangerous position, after he did not turn up before the court in a contempt case filed against him.
As per reports coming from Pakistani publications, the 64-year-old failed to appear before the court repeatedly.
The Election Commission was conducting a hearing against Imran Khan in a case which was filed by one of the founder’s of Imran’s political institution, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Akbar S Babar of the political party.
In the 64-year-old’s defense, his lawyer, Babar Awan revealed that Imran was out of Pakistan for some formal task.
According to Babar Awan, Imran only landed in Pakistan a few hours ago, but the counsel of the petitioner was clearly unimpressed by the statements put forward.
The counsel countered the proposition of Babar by insisting that Imran Khan has been disrespecting the institution by not appearing before it upon calls.
The counsel of the petitioner further argued that if the former Pakistani skipper had respected the institution, he would have appeared before the court.
“Had he (Imran Khan) respected the institutions, he would have been present here,” the counsel argued, while resisting that the court should continue their normal proceedings.
As a result, the Election Commission has now issued a warrant against the 64-year-old, and have warned him to appear in the court on the next hearing on 25th September.
Moreover, Imran Khan will also have to submit a surety bond of Rs. 100,000 until September 25 to avoid an arrest. Earlier in the proceedings, the commission had sent a show-cause notice to Imran Khan in August.
The show-cause notice ordered the PTI chairman to reply to the notice by 23rd August.
However, Imran did not file the reply and instead accused the Election Commission of being biased in the foreign funding case, after which Imran’s counsel had to send an apology to the commission.