SHC rejects Shahbaz appeal against Vawda


Staff Reporter

A single bench of Sindh High Court, comprising Justice Yousaf Ali Sayeed, here on Friday dismissed the petition filed by PML-N President, Shahbaz Sharif against the victory of Federal Minister for Water Resources, Faisal Vawda on NA 249, a national assembly seat in Karachi West.
Shahbaz Sharif, also the leader of opposition in the National Assembly, challenging the validity of the notified success of his rival candidate in the mentioned constituency had referred to close margin of votes secured by him (34,628 votes) and Vawda (35,349 votes).
The petitioner had claimed that proper procedures were not followed, in particular context of rejection of votes polled in the mentioned constituency during national elections held in July 2018.
Talking to media Friday afternoon, he said it were people of the constituency who voted him to power against a number of contenders including PML-N President, Shahbaz Sharif.
Claiming that petition against his victory was filed with malafide intention, Vawda said his party Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf, under the leadership of Imran Khan believes in service to the people with absolute sincerity of purpose and commitment.
He said the Opposition leader and his party in the national assembly since their lost in 2018 elections, had been making desperate attempts to secure public sympathy. “Which has gone in vain and PML-N has lost its credibility in the eyes of masses,” he said.
The Federal Minister, accompanied by MPA (Sindh) Malik Shahzad Awan said the rejection of petition seeking his dismissal and also of his colleague from the provincial assembly (PS 116) reflected victory of the righteous. He said the PTI government was presently fighting against a mafia and fortunately enjoys the support of masses prerequisite to prevail upon unscrupulous elements.

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