SHC declines stay order to Vawda against ECP

By: News Desk      Published: 03:57 PM, 16 Mar, 2021
SHC declines stay order to Vawda against ECP
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The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday declined to grant stay order to PTI leader Faisal Vawda against Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) hearing complaints against his dual nationality, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The high court directed the ECP to submit their response in the case filed by Faisal Vawda.

During the proceedings, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar asked whether Faisal Vawda had given up his dual nationality or not. The court cannot at the moment halt the ECP’s proceedings, he added.

Earlier, the court had admitted Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Faisal Vawda’s petition against the ECP’s February 24 decision. Arguing that the ECP was not authorised to hear his disqualification case, the PTI leader had prayed to the court to bar the election commission from going ahead with the hearing of the case.

He had contended that the election commission did not take into account the facts while rejecting his application, in which he had objected to the commission’s taking up of complaints against him.

It is worth mentioning here that three complaints of having dual citizenship by Vawda are registered with the ECP. Qadir Khan Mandokhel, Mian Muhammad Asif and Khalid Javed Ran are the complainants against Vawda.