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Article 62-1(F) termed as ‘draconian law’

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial has remarked that article 62-1 (F) law of lifetime disqualification as ‘Black law’

CJP gives these remarks during the proceedings of PTI leader Faisal Vawda’s appeal against his disqualification.

Three Judge bench- headed by CJP Umar Ata Bandial conducted the hearing in which PTI’s leader Faisal Vawda’s lawyer said that, the client contested the election in 2018 and plea seeking his disqualification was filed two years later.

IHC’s judgment clearly states that Faisal Vawda has accepted his dual nationality, he added.

To this, the CJP remarked the Election Commission of Pakistan has the right to investigate the statement on oath. The case is important and the SC will hear it in detail, CJP Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked.

More news: Election Comission reserves verdict on petitions seeking Faisal Vawda disqualification

Terming Article 62(1f), a draconian law, the CJP remarked that we have to see can ECP disqualify anyone for life or not.

Later, the hearing was adjourned until October 6.

Mr Vawda has sought to set aside a declaration by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Feb 9 which led to his disqualification as senator for life

Earlier in April, the Supreme Court had turned down a request by PTI leader Faisal Vawda to suspend the ECP’s February 16 verdict regarding his lifetime disqualification.

 

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