ISLAMABAD: PTI leader and former federal minister Faisal Vawda has challenged his lifetime disqualification and an order by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to uphold him in the Supreme Court, seeking to restore his Senate seat.
Vawda, who was recently declared ineligible to be a lifetime lawmaker by the ECP, challenged the committee’s ruling in IHC, seeking to revoke his lifetime disqualification. However, the High Court rejected his request.
The PTI leader has nominated ECP and the complainants who had challenged his election as a lawmaker as respondents in his apex court petition, maintaining that he didn’t hide any details from the election commission.
“The ECP exceeded its authority […] ECP lacked jurisdiction to invoke Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution to disqualify me for life since it was not a court of law,” he argued in the petition, adding that he got US citizenship by birth.
With the IHC hastily dismissing a request to revoke his disqualification, Vawda sought to restore his seat on the Senate seat by rescinding the ECP and the IHC’s decision.