Disqualification case: SC gives two options to Faisal Vawda
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During the hearing of the disqualification case, the Supreme Court (SC) gave two options to Faisal Vawda and hinted of the court could hold constitutional proceedings against him, reported 24News HD TV Channel on Thursday.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial conducted the hearing of the case. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Ayesha Malik are also included in the bench.
The SC summoned Faisal Vawda to appear before the bench in a personal capacity tomorrow on Friday. The court has also ordered Faisal Vawda to bring his renunciation certificate of US citizenship.
Hearing the case, the CJP said Faisal Vawda should admit his mistake in writing and be disqualified himself under Article 63(1)c, otherwise, the court will proceed with the case under 62(1)f as there is enough material before the bench to disqualify him for a lifetime.
The CJP said Faisal Vawda preferred to fight the issue of false affidavit at every forum rather than admit his mistake.
During the hearing, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said Faisal Vawda submitted the affidavit not for the job, but for contesting the election. And, Justice Mansoor added that being honest and trustworthy is a condition for contesting elections.
Justice Mansoor said there is no room for mistakes in politics and future legislators cannot be allowed to submit false affidavits.
Justice Ayesha Malik said according to Faisal Vawda's affidavit, people voted for him and he turned out to be a liar.
Replying to this, Faisal Vawda's lawyer Waseem Sajjad told the court that the intention of his client was to renounce American citizenship.
Justice Ayesha Malik did not agree with him and said the public does not wait whether Faisal Vawda's intention was right or wrong.
Later, the court adjourned the hearing of the Faisal Vawda disqualification case till tomorrow (Friday, Nov 25).