Supreme Court to hear Vawda’s plea against lifetime disqualification

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Islamabad: Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear the requisition of Faisal Vawda today in which the leader of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf has challenged the lifetime disqualification order of the Election Commission of Pakistan, which had disqualified him from parliamentary politics for life on account of holding dual nationality at the time of 2018 general elections.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial will hear the case.

Faisal Vawda, on Friday, had filed an appeal in the Supreme Court under Article 185 (3) of the Constitution for leave to appeal against the order of the ECP dated February 9 and a judgement of the Islamabad High Court dated February 16, 2022.

Challenging the legal position of the order the ECP dated February 9 and a judgement of the Islamabad High Court dated February 16, 2022, Vawda filed the petition through Barrister Waseem Sajjad.

He contended that the mentioned orders were arbitrary and without lawful authority and of no legal effect, adding that they were also contrary to the judgements of the Supreme Court.

In August last year, the Supreme Court had held that the ECP had no power to consider the qualification or disqualification of an election candidate or an assembly member.

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