PESHAWAR: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected the petition against the disqualification of senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda.
A two-judge headed by Justice Athar Minallah maintained that the Vawda failed to submit the certificate that he has relinquished his US citizenship. The court said that before ECP, the case was also pending in the IHC for a long time but Vawda was not ready to respond to the high court notices.
The ECP had disqualified Vawda as senator for submitting fake affidavit that had relinquished US citizenship.
On 9 February, A three-member bench of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) headed by Chief Election Commissioner has disqualified Senator Faisal Vawda in dual nationality case under Article 62F.
Following the judgement, Faisal Vawda will no longer be a senator. The ECP has ordered Vawda to return all the benefits he had availed as Member National Assembly, including salaries, within two months. In March 2021, he had resigned as Member National Assembly (MNA) and was elected as member Senate.