Pervaiz Khattak tenders unconditional apology in foul language case
Pervaiz Khattak, the former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and central leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), tendered an unconditional apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan for using foul language through the fraught election campaign.
Through the listening to of the case on Wednesday, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan observed that the PTI leader had used certain objectionable statements in his speeches together with derogatory remarks against girls.
A member of ECP also highlighted that the politician didn’t show up before the electoral body today.
On the other hand, the PTI leader’s legal counsel Sikandar Bashir informed the court that Khattak had already apologized for his statements.
“Khattak appeared on a programme on Geo News where he explained his statements and issued an apology,” the lawyer contended.
The election fee then ordered Khattak’s counsel to submit the details regarding his client’s media apology.
The listening to was then adjourned until August 9, when ECP will announce its verdict on the case.
Ultimate month, the electoral physique had despatched notices to Pervaiz Khattak, ex-speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq, and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) president Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman for utilizing indecent language throughout their election campaigns.
In the hearing on July 21, ECP had linked Khattak’s election consequence to the case’s verdict. If found guilty, Khattak may not be able to keep his seat in the Nationwide Assembly. The PTI leader bagged 82,118 votes to win polls from NA 25 Nowshera 1.