IHC seeks details from ECP in Vawda Disqualification Case

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Oct, 2020. 11:33 am

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) while hearing a disqualification case against Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, has sought details from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

According to the details, the IHC heard the case against Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda over his disqualification.

Despite Faisal Wawda’s absence, the court decided to proceed with the hearing.

During the hearing, the court directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit details in this regard.

The petition filed stated that Vawda had submitted his nomination papers on June 11, which were accepted by the returning officer on June 18, while the federal minister had filed his application for renunciation of US citizenship on June 22.

It said that Vawda was a US citizen at the time of submission of nomination papers which he did not disclose.

“The last hearing of the writ petition against Faisal Wada was held on January 29, 2020. He has illegally held the public office. Vawda has still not yet submitted his reply on the disqualification petition in the court,” it said.

“The respondents deliberately want to prolong the issue. The case could not be fixed for hearing after January 2020. Due to the fundamental rights of the people, the case needs immediate attention of the court,” it added.

The petitions seek Vawda’s removal from the public office under clause 62-1 (F) of the constitution.

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