Karachi: The election tribunal has sought a reply from Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda after his Senate nomination was challenged.
According to details, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Advocate Qadir Khan Mandokhail had filed a petition in the election tribunal challenging the returning officer’s decision to approve Vawda’s nomination papers.
The election tribunal has summoned the respondents for arguments tomorrow, while serving notices to them.
In his petition, Mandokhail stated that the federal minister did not reveal about his United States (US) citizenship, adding that he doesn’t deserve to hold any public post.
The returning officer did not listen to any reservations against Vawda’s appointment, the petition added.
Qadir Khan Mandokhail has requested the court to reject nomination papers of Faisal Vawda and disqualify him for Senate elections.
Earlier, opposition parties had criticized Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) for giving senate ticket to Faisal Vawda due to the case of dual nationality pending against him in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the last two and a half years.