ISLAMABAD: Giving a final likelihood to ruling PTI’s Faisal Vawda, the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday directed him to submit his written response in his disqualification case by December 23.
The judgment within the case can be reserved if he fails to submit his written response within the case by December 23, dominated a three-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.
Throughout at present’s listening to, Vawda requested the ECP to provide him a while to submit his written response as just a few members of his lawyer’s household have been in poor health. He mentioned that his mom additionally died attributable to sickness.
At this, CEC Raja dominated that he has already taken an excessive amount of time, including that he ought to have submitted his written reply within the case.
Raja mentioned that the fee has already famous his arguments. He maintained if he didn’t wish to submit his written reply, the fee would situation a judgment in view of his arguments.
The CEC requested Vawda if he had renounced his US citizenship when he submitted his nomination papers for contesting the election on the Nationwide Meeting seat and sought the certificates.
Vawda replied that he didn’t know a lot about paperwork in Pakistan and the US, including that he had already stop the NA seat. He urged the fee to provide him time until January 5 to submit his written reply.
The CEC gave Vawda one final likelihood to submit his written reply within the case and adjourned the listening to until December 23.
PPP chief Qadir Mandokhail, who had filed a petition in 2020, difficult Vawda’s election as a member of the Nationwide Meeting (NA) in 2018 additionally appeared earlier than the fee. In his petition, Mandokhail had acknowledged that when Vawda filed his nomination papers to contest the elections, he held twin nationality as he was a US citizen as nicely.