Talking to media, Aziz apprised that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had categorically stated that the concerned authorities will arrest Khan following ECP orders directing issuance of his arrest warrants.
Before this also, on September 14th, the election commission had issued a bailable warrant against Imran Khan, however, the same was later suspended on PTI's petition. He said the decision was hastily announced without determining the jurisdictions. He further argued that the high court is going to hear a petition on the ECP's powers in connection with contempt of court hearings, DAWN reported.
Khan stated that he confirms the apology tendered by his previous counsel, Saqlain Haider, regarding the "contemptuous" remarks, adding that the contempt of court matter is a "closed transaction belonging to the past". Later, when the PTI chief did not submit any response, the ECP issued a second show-cause notice to him on August 24.
The move comes after Khan repeatedly failed to appear before the five-member bench of the electoral commission.
He said the judges are also demanding the police bring Khan in for a hearing scheduled for October 26.
"A new warrant is issued in the same case where a (bailable) warrant was already suspended".
The case in question has been filed by Akbar S Babar, one of the founding members of PTI.
Several times since then, Imran has accused the ECP, among other government bodies, of being compromised and working for the benefit of Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister and head of the ruling party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.