SC turns down Vawda’s request to suspend ECP ban

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday turned down Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda’s request to suspend the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s decision regarding his lifetime disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution.

Vawda’s counsel Wasim Sajjad had also requested the top court to stop the election being held on March 9 on the seat left vacant after the disqualification of the PTI leader.

The ECP had disqualified Vawda on account of holding dual nationality at the time of the 2018 general elections and de-notified him as a member of the Senate.

During the hearing of the case on Tuesday, a three-member bench led by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial said the top court will consider the petition submitted by the PTI leader as it raises questions over ECP’s powers in the case.

 

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