Faisal Vawda, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a former federal minister, submitted a petition in the Supreme Court on Saturday seeking an early hearing in his appeal against his lifetime ban from the Parliament.
As a result of the urgent urgency of the situation, Vawda requested an early hearing of his appeal within the next week in his petition.
A petition filed by PTI leader Faisal Vawda before the Supreme Court on Friday seeks to have his disqualification from the Parliament revoked.
He filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the verdict of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on February 16 that dismissed his petition against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision disqualifying him for concealing his US nationality when he ran for the National Assembly election in the 2018 elections. Vawda was represented by an attorney in the appeal.
In his appeal, he cited the election monitoring body and others as respondents, arguing that the commission did not have the right to ban any lawmaker for life because it was not a court of law.
The PTI leader claimed that the IHC dismissed his case against his disqualification in haste, and he pleaded with the Supreme Court to overturn the ECP’s decision to disqualify him for the remainder of his life.
Vawda was disqualified by an ECP bench led by Chief Election Commissioner Faisal Sultan Raja for concealing his dual nationality, and he was ordered to return the salary and other benefits he had received while serving as a minister and a member of the National Assembly within two months of the decision. He was also de-notified of his position as a senator.