ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda could lose his national assembly seat and ministry as it may have committed perjury by falsely declaring in an oath to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that he did not hold any foreign nationality.
Vawda was in possession of a United States passport at the time he filed his nomination papers on June 11, 2018. The minister remained an American national even at the time the scrutiny of his nomination papers was completed.
In Vawda’s case, the last date to file the nomination papers for the July 2018 elections was June 11.
Documents showed that Vawda submitted his election papers on the last date, June 11, 2018, along with an affidavit in which he declared that he does not hold any citizenship other than that of Pakistan.
The returning officer of Vawda’s constituency, NA-249 Karachi, approved his nomination papers on June 18, 2018.
An action can be taken against him over telling a lie under the section 63-1 C of the constitution and doors of the Supreme Court and the ECP can be knoced for an action against him under the section 63-1 C.