Karachi: The election tribunal on Tuesday rejected the objections on the nomination papers of Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda and declared him eligible to contest forthcoming Senate elections.
According to details, the election tribunal has rejected the appeal of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Advocate Qadir Khan Mandokhail against Faisal Vawda and upheld the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
During proceedings, the lawyer of federal minister lawyer argued that Vawda did not hide any facts related to his US citizenship.
Advocate Qadir Khan Mandokhail had filed a petition in the election tribunal challenging the returning officer’s decision to approve Vawda’s nomination papers.
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 had 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.