The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Vawda’s appeal against his lifetime disqualification by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for hiding his dual nationality.
The IHC issued a judgement on the viability of Faisal Vawda’s appeal against the ECP’s order to ban the PTI leader for life for hiding his dual nationality.
Earlier in the day, the IHC deferred its verdict on PTI leader Faisal Vawda’s challenge to his lifelong disqualification by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for hiding his dual nationality.
Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) set the date for the election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the disqualification of PTI leader Faisal Vawda.
In a dual nationality case, the ECP disqualified Faisal Vawda for life under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. The commission had also issued a notice for his eventual Senate victory.
According to the ECP, voting for the empty senate seat will take place on March 9 in the Sindh Assembly building. Candidates can submit their nomination papers from February 17 to February 19. On February 21, the candidate lists will be presented at the electoral commission’s headquarters. Nomination papers will be scrutinised on February 24, and appeals against the scrutiny findings will be considered on February 28.
On February 9, a three-member ECP bench chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja dismissed Vawda based on a petition. The panel ordered the PTI leader to repay all salary and benefits he got while serving as a federal minister and a member of the National Assembly.