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SC refuses to suspend Faisal Vawda disqualification verdict


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to suspend the life disqualification of Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda.

The PTI leader’s petition was heard by three members led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial.

At the hearing, the chief justice said the court could not stay the judgment because the plaintiffs had filed false affidavits.

The court also issued a notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Attorney General and adjourned indefinitely.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) also rejected PTI leader Faisal Vawda’s plea against his disqualification.

It is worth mentioning that during the 2018 general election, the ECP disqualified Faisal Vawda for life for concealing his dual citizenship when he ran for the National Assembly election for the Karachi seat.

The three-seat seat, led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, announced the reservation ruling, instructing the PTI leader to refund his salary and other benefits as a member of the NA (MNA) within two months.

The committee also declared Vawda’s vote in the March 10 Senate election as MNA “null and void.” The ECP said Vawda submitted a false affidavit and its nomination documents.

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