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Faisal Vawda disqualified for life in Dual Nationality Case

ECP has directed the PTI leader to turn in all the financial benefits and privileges he had been enjoying as a Senator within two months.

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Faisal Vawda has been disqualified for life in the Dual Nationality Case!

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) finally announced the verdict in PTI leader Faisal Vawda’s dual nationality case on Wednesday.

PTI Senator Faisal Vawda has been disqualified for life for concealing his dual nationality from it at the time of submitting his nomination papers in 2018.

In today’s hearing, a three-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, announced taking the notification for Vawda’s election as a Senator back.

The bench gave the observation that Vawda resigned from the National Assembly seat to conceal his crime.

ECP said that his resignation from the National Assembly in order to contest the Senate election was dubious. Being an MNA, the vote he cast during the senate election was wrong.

The ECP announced the disqualification of Faisal Vawda under Article 62-1-F of the Constitution slapping a life-long ban on him as he could not contest election all his life.

Furthermore, Mr. Vawda will have to return all benefits and salaries in two months.

The ECP also ordered the withdrawal of the March 10, 2021 notification which installed him as a senator. 

The Election Commission of Pakistan had reserved its judgment regarding Faisal Vawda’s disqualification on Dec 23, 2021, however, it announced the decision today (Wednesday).

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.