The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday accepted the apologies of political leaders for their indecent behaviours.   

The leaders whose apologies were accepted include Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan, National Assembly speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman for using indecent language during their election campaigns.

The Chief Election Commissioner remarked, "Do not use such language in the future," warned the four leaders while accepting their apologies.

The ECP also ordered that Khattak's victory notification, which had been previously withheld, be issued. 

Earlier today, the four politicians had tendered their separate apologies to the ECP. However, the bench had reserved its decision in the cases.

Ayaz Sadiq's lawyer Kamran Murtaza submitted an apology on behalf of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader. Meanwhile, Khattak appeared before the ECP himself and apologized.

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Furthermore, PTI chairman's lawyer Babar Awan and Maulana Fazlur Rehman's lawyers also appeared before the four-member bench and tendered apologies on behalf of their clients.

Last month, the ECP had issued notices to the four politicians for using indecent language during their election campaigns.

The ECP had said notices were taken on the basis of media reports suggesting the use of foul language by the leaders.