Faisal Vawda disqualified for life in dual nationality case

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Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda for life from parliament in dual nationality case.

ECP had reserved the verdict on PPP MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhail's plea seeking Vawda's disqualification on December 23, 2021.

The ECP said the PTI leader through his conduct made himself suspicious in the eyes of the commission, so he was disqualified for violating Article 62(1)(f) which pertains to being “sadiq” (truthful) and “amin” (honest).

The ECP also told Vawda to return all the perks and privileges he received as a member of the National Assembly and withdraw the notification of his appointment as a member of the Senate will be withdrawn as well.

Vawda, who resigned from his MNA seat to become a senator in elections last year, was disqualified over alleged concealment of his dual nationality at the time of contesting the National Assembly election on a Karachi seat in the 2018 general elections.

During the last hearing, Vawda's counsel, Barrister Moeed, had submitted the senator's birth certificate to the ECP, stating that his client was born in California and was a US citizen by birth.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that Vawda would approach the Supreme Court against the ECP verdict.