SC releases written verdict in Faisal Vawda disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan released on Sunday a short written verdict in Faisal Vawda s disqualification case, revoking his lifetime disqualification and declaring him disqualified till the completion of current assembly s term.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial issued a four-page order. The judgment stated that Faisal Vawda informed the court that he received the certificate of cancellation of his dual nationality on June 25, 2018, and he admitted that he misinformed the court.

The apex court ruled that Vawda will be considered disqualified till the completion of the tenure of the current assembly. However, he will be eligible for the next elections.

The court ordered the ousted PTI leader to submit his resignation to the Senate Chairman as quickly as possible.

Vawda had challenged his lifetime disqualification following a verdict issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

In his petition, the former PTI leader had stated that the election commission was unauthorised to declare him disqualified for life. He was of the view that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had dismissed his plea in haste.

The ECP had declared the lifetime disqualification of Faisal Vawda in its verdict for submitting a fake affidavit.






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