Lahore – Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) congratulated his party after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) disqualified PTI Senator Faisal Vawda as a lawmaker.
A three- member bench of the ECP also directed Vawda to return the payment and other benefits he entered as a civil minister and parliamentarian within 60 days. Also, it also withdrew the announcement declaring Vawda’s palm on a Senate seat in choices held last time.
Replying to the development, Bilawal took to Twitter and said, “ One further#PTI gate down. Congratulations#teamPPP.”
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) February 9, 2022
The short order blazoned by the ECP before moment declared that the vote Vawda casted in the Senate pates held on March 10 as a member of the NA was also “ invalid” as he submitted a “ false affidavit” when submitting nomination papers.
ECP declares Faisal Vawda ineligible for Senator’s seat
The decision was given after as numerous as 23 sounds for nearly two times. The disqualification case registered against Senator Vawda on the plea of Qadir Mandokhail, Mian Faisal and Mian Asif Mahmood was first heard on February 3, 2020. The decision on the case was reserved on December 23, 2021.
The pleaders maintained that Vawda didn’t declare his US citizenship in his nomination papers on a Karachi public assembly seat. Meanwhile, the Islamabad High Court gave a deadline of two months to the Election Commission to give a decision on the case. It maintained that it couldn’t qualify Faisal Vawda as he formerly abnegated from his NA seat before.
Still, the IHC remarked, “ There are consequences of submitting a false affidavit according to the order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan”, adding that the ECP should decide what to do about Faisal Vawda’s contended false affidavit.
Vawda gave his abdication from his National Assembly seat in March 2021. The PTI solon also filed a solicitation before the Sindh High Court to recess the ECP’s decision on his disqualification case.