Faisal Vawda appeal against lifetime disqualification is rejected by the IHC.

Faisal Vawda appeal against lifetime disqualification is rejected by the IHC.

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Vawda’s appeal against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) lifelong ban for hiding his dual nationality.

The IHC issued its ruling on whether Faisal Vawda’s appeal against the ECP’s order to disqualify the PTI leader for life for hiding his dual nationality was maintainable.

The IHC had earlier deferred its ruling on PTI leader Faisal Vawda’s petition against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) lifelong ban for hiding his dual nationality.

Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) published the election timetable for the Senate seat vacated by PTI politician Faisal Vawda’s disqualification.

In a dual nationality case, the ECP disqualified Faisal Vawda for life under Article 62(1)(f). The commission also notified him of his Senate victory.

The ECP has announced that voting for the empty senate seat would take place on March 9th in the Sindh Assembly building. From February 17 to February 19, candidates may submit their nomination papers. On February 21, the electoral commission’s office will display the candidates’ lists. On February 24, nomination documents will be scrutinised, and on February 28, appeals against scrutiny judgments will be heard.

On February 9, a three-member ECP bench chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja dismissed Vawda in response to a plea. The panel ordered the PTI leader to repay all salary and benefits he got while serving as a federal minister and member of the National Assembly.

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