PTI chief Imran Khan. - A file photo

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan over alleged use of indecent language against rival political parties and candidates.

Taking suo moto notice of continuous use of foul language by PTI leadership, the ECP directed the PTI chief or his counsel to appear before its four-member bench on Thursday.

The ECP officials said that notice was taken on the basis of media reports. Imran, at a political gathering in Narowal, had said that any Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) worker with a clear conscience would not go to the airport to receive Nawaz Sharif.

“And whoever will go to receive him will be a donkey (fool),” he had said.

He called PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif a conman and said that those with a living conscience would not vote for the PML-N.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) also asked the ECP to take action against former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM Pervez Khattak and Imran Khan for hurling abuses at political opponents.

PPP leader Maula Bux Chandio said PTI chief Imran Khan and former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak have polluted politics with their indecent language.