Faisal Vawda has a ‘spicy’ tiff with journalist

ECP defers disqualification case hearing adjourned until April 6

By: News Desk      Published: 03:52 PM, 18 Mar, 2021
Faisal Vawda has a ‘spicy’ tiff with journalist

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Faisal Vawda got angry during a press talk in Islamabad on Thursday when a journalist asked when he gave up his American citizenship, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

After listening to the question, Faisal Wawda replied, “You guys just add your spices and play with the news. If the spices are less available then take money from me and add more.”

Vawda said truth always triumphs and the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s Siyasi Lawaris (political orphans) have made a political case against him and they wanted to blackmail him.

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Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) heard the case on a petition seeking disqualification of Vawda for allegedly lying about his dual nationality in his nomination papers.

The ECP adjourned the case until April 6.

The TV channel reported that Faisal Vawda bowed down in the courtroom and performed sajdah after listening that the hearing has been adjourned.

The TV channel reported that during the hearing Faisal Vawda said there were no documents of his original dual nationality in any forum and if that proved he might be hanged.

On his statement, the ECP member from Punjab directed Vawda to leave the rostrum and asked his lawyer to present the arguments. The ECP member also said how can the ECP award him such a sentence that was not in the constitution. 

Vawda’s counsel argued that petitioner Qadir Mandokhel had not approached the appointed tribunal. 

The Member Election Commission Balochistan said the petitioner had approached the high court instead of a tribunal. 

The ECP directed the lawyer of Qadir Mandokhel to give arguments in the next hearing while the ECP sought written reply from the petitioner.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had declared that it could not disqualify then Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda after his resignation from the National Assembly seat. The court directed the ECP to decide the matter of submission of allegedly false affidavit by Vawda along with his nomination papers for the July 2018 polls.

Reporter Zeeshan Bhatti