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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) whereas listening to a disqualification case in direction of Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, has sought particulars from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

According to the details, the IHC heard the case in direction of Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda over his disqualification.
Despite Faisal Wawda’s absence, the courtroom docket was decided to proceed with the listening.

During the listening to, the courtroom docket directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit particulars on this regard.

The petition filed stated that Vawda had submitted his nomination papers on June 11, which have been accepted by the returning officer on June 18, whereas the federal minister had filed his software program for renunciation of US citizenship on June 22.

It acknowledged that Vawda was a US citizen on the time of submission of nomination papers which he did not disclose.

“The last hearing of the writ petition against Faisal Wada was held on January 29, 2020. He has illegally held the public office. Vawda has still not yet submitted his reply on the disqualification petition in the court,” it acknowledged.

“The respondents deliberately want to prolong the issue. The case could not be fixed for hearing after January 2020. Due to the fundamental rights of the people, the case needs immediate attention of the court,” it added.


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