The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) accepted Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan unconditional written apology over his remarks accusing the commission of bias. ECP ended contempt proceedings.

ECP member Irshad Kaiser, during the hearing raised points on Imran’s contempt case, and asked for an apology.

PTI counsel Babar Awan said, “We have already apologised twice.” An apology letter has been issued from Imran to the ECP. He further said to resolve the matter at the earliest while saying that Imran Khan “respects the law, and all its institutions”.

Imran Khan has also submitted a written apology on his 20th October’s press conference. 

While speaking to media Imran Khan said, "My criticism against the ECP was only for the betterment of Pakistan. Free and fair election is the only way forward for democracy to prevail in country. Only aim of criticizing ECP was to make them understand that it needs to improve itself. ECP should be credible just like the EC in India." When journalists asked about using bad language against Maryam Nawaz he said, "I have not used bad language against them nor commented on Maryam's personal life but they always do so." 

Today PTI’s Imran Khan , PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen appeared before the ECP. Other party leaders Naeemul Haque and Fawad Chaudhry also reached at the ECP.

A larger bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended non-bailable arrest warrants issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a contempt case against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, ImranKhan.

The three-member larger bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted hearing of the petition moved by the PTI challenging the non-bailable arrest warrants issued by the ECP.

After suspending the arrest warrants , the IHC larger bench issued notices to the respondents and deferred the hearing till November 7th for further proceedings.

The counsel for the PTI stated in his petition that there was no occasion in which the ECP has the authority to issue non-bailable arrest warrants regarding which injunctive order was passed by this court.

He added that for the date that is October 12 the petitioner was neither required to appear nor summoned thus orders of arrest warrants of his client were tainted with malafide on facts and law.