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Faisal Vawda Slapped with Rs50,000 fine by ECP in Disqualification Case

Vawda has been directed to appear-in-person on next hearing on Feb 24.

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Faisal Vawda Federal Minister for Water Resources has been slapped with an Rs50,000 fine by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Disqualification Case on Tuesday.

A five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja conducted a hearing on disqualification pleas against  PTI MNA Vawd and has directed him to appear in-person at the next hearing.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja presiding over the proceedings, said the case has already been delayed and reprimanded the counsel representing Vawda.

He said the minister was supposed to respond to questions regarding his dual nationality in the hearing today.

“If the defendant failed to respond on the next haring, the ECP will itself approach the US Consulate for details,” the CEC said.

The hearing has been adjourned till February 24.

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