Disqualification Case: Court gives respite to Faisal Vawda

According to the report of Baaghi TV, the hearing of the disqualification case of Federal Minister Faisal Vawda in the Islamabad High Court has been adjourned till October 14.

The court granted time to file reply in Faisal Vawda disqualification case. Lawyer Faisal Vawda asked the court to give him three weeks to file a reply. Justice Amir Farooq said that any proceedings in this regard are also pending in the Election Commission. On which the lawyer said that a case of disqualification is also going on in the Election Commission.

On this occasion, the Election Commission submitted a written reply to the court in the Faisal Vawda disqualification case stating that the disqualification petitions of Faisal Vawda are also pending in the Election Commission. On June 2, Faisal Vawda’s lawyer requested that the petitions be rejected. Faisal Vawda took the position that the petitions had become ineffective under the Election Act 2017. The Election Commission has sought response from the parties on the petitions.

It was informed in the reply of the Election Commission that a petition for disqualification against Faisal Vawda is also pending in the Sindh High Court.

The petition against Faisal Vawda states that Faisal Vawda was a US citizen at the time of submission of nomination papers. The last hearing of the writ petition against him was held on January 29, 2020. A petition seeking disqualification of Faisal Vawda for concealing dual citizenship is pending. Faisal Vawda submitted his nomination papers on June 11, which were accepted by the Returning Officer on June 18.

The petitioner said that Faisal Vawda submitted his application for renunciation of US citizenship on June 22. Faisal Vawda has illegally held public office. He has not yet submitted his reply to the court on the disqualification petition. The parties deliberately want to prolong the matter. The case has not been heard since January 2020.

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