ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved its judgement in the case seeking Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda’s disqualification.
Prior to this development, Vawda resigned from his National Assembly seat.
A single bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq was hearing the petition moved against the federal minister by Barrister Jahangir Jadoon.
During the hearing, Vawda’s counsel argued that the case against him in the court stands ineffective following his resignation.
However, Jadoon objected to the argument, stating that several members of the assembly resigned from their seats and joined the parliament again in the past.
He added that a person remains a member of the assembly unless the National Assembly Speaker accepts the resignation.
“Faisal Vawda submitted a fake oath regarding his dual nationality and, therefore, he has neither remained Sadiq nor Ameen,” the barrister remarked.
Quoting the SC, he said that such a person cannot be a member of the parliament.
“It is clear from the record of the Election Commission that Vawda was a US national until the acceptance of his nomination papers,” he said.
He added that the scrutiny was completed on June 18 while the PTI leader surrendered his dual nationality on June 25.