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ECP Seeks Faisal Vawda’s Reply Over Disqualification Petition

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday took up the dual nationality case against Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda seeking his disqualification from the public office.

A five-member bench of the commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, heard the case.

The lawyers of the petitioners and Faisal Vawda appeared before the ECP panel. The petitioners submitted their replies on the maintainability of petitions against the federal minister.

The panel had in an earlier hearing sought comments on the maintainability of petitions against Vawda.

The petitioners also handed over a copy of their reply to the counsel of Faisal Vawda.

CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja directed the counsel of Vawda to present his arguments after perusal of replies of the petitioners.

The minister’s counsel again objected over the jurisdiction with regard to the petitions and sought the ECP to dismiss them.