ECP provides Vawda final probability to submit written reply in disqualification case

Faisal Vawda: Photo: PID/file
Faisal Vawda: Photo: PID/file 

ISLAMABAD: Giving a final probability to ruling PTI’s Faisal Vawda, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday directed him to submit his written response in his disqualification case by December 23.

The judgment within the case can be reserved if he fails to submit his written response within the case by December 23, dominated a three-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.

During immediately’s listening to, Vawda requested the ECP to provide him a while to submit his written response as a number of members of his lawyer’s household have been unwell. He stated that his mom additionally died as a consequence of sickness.

At this, CEC Raja dominated that he has already taken an excessive amount of time, including that he ought to have submitted his written reply within the case.

Raja stated that the fee has already famous his arguments. He maintained if he didn’t wish to submit his written reply, the fee would difficulty a judgment in view of his arguments.

The CEC requested  Vawda if he had renounced his US citizenship when he submitted his nomination papers for contesting the election on the National Assembly seat and sought the certificates.

Vawda replied that he didn’t know a lot about paperwork in Pakistan and the US, including that he had already give up the NA seat. He urged the fee to provide him time until January 5 to submit his written reply.

The CEC gave Vawda one final probability to submit his written reply within the case and adjourned the listening to until December 23.

PPP chief Qadir Mandokhail, who had filed a petition in 2020, difficult Vawda’s election as a member of the National Assembly (NA) in 2018 additionally appeared earlier than the fee. In his petition, Mandokhail had said that when Vawda filed his nomination papers to contest the elections, he held twin nationality as he was a US citizen as effectively.