The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) accepted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s apology over violating the electoral code of conduct by casting his vote publicly. 

The ECP has also ordered the issuance of notification for Imran’s victory in NA-53, where he stamped the ballot paper publicly instead of going behind the voting screen to cast his vote in secrecy.

Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had reserved verdict in the case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for casting his vote in publicly. 

Imran Khan submitted a written reply and an affidavit during the today's held by a four-member bench that was headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza. 

A day earlier, the Election Commission had asked to submit a signed apology from Imran and also rejected the response submitted by his counsel Babar Awan. 

The suo motu case against Imran was heard after the ECP took notice of Imran publicly stamping the ballot paper in NA-53 Islamabad.

According to the PTI Chairman's lawyer, Babar Awan, his client did not intentionally stamp his ballot publicly. The reply stated that photos of Imran's ballot were taken without his permission, while the curtain, used around the ballot for secrecy, had fallen due to crowd inside the polling booth.

Awan had also sought an end to the case and requested the ECP to issue notification for Imran's victory from NA-53 Islamabad. However, the ECP dismissed the reply and ordered Imran to submit a signed apology.

Imran won NA-53 seat by defeating former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, bagging 92,891 votes in contrast to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader’s 44,314 votes.

The electoral body, however, withheld notification of his success from the constituency in view of the pending.