Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Faisal Vawda on Saturday filed a fresh application before the Supreme Court seeking an urgent hearing of the petition against his lifetime disqualification from parliament for concealing his American nationality.
Mr Vawda had approached the apex court only a day ago with the plea to set aside the February 9 decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that barred him from parliamentary politics forever. In the fresh application, the former senator requested the Supreme Court to fix his ineligibility matter preferably during the week commencing from Feb 21.
Moved through senior counsel Waseem Sajjad, the petition apprised the court that the ECP had given no grounds or reasons for invoking Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution to disqualify him for life.
The petition argued that the ECP appeared to be under the impression that any person disqualified under Article 63(1)(c) of the Constitution (for having dual nationality) would automatically be penalised under Article 62(1)(f), but this was not right.
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