KARACHI: Sindh High Court Election Tribunal declared Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda as eligible for contesting upcoming Senate elections.
Advocate Qadir Khan Mandokhel, who is affiliated with Sindh’s ruling party PPP, had filed the election appeal stating that Mr Vawda’s nomination form should not have been entertained since he was still a sitting MNA and a federal minister while an earlier complaint against Mr Vawda was still pending before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as well as a petition before the Islamabad High Court for not disclosing his US nationality in the nomination papers filed during the general elections in 2018.
As the hearing started today, the election tribunal headed by Justice Agha Faisal of the Sindh High Court expelled the media personnel.
During the proceedings, the bench dismissed pleas taken up by Advocate Qadir Khan Mandokhel and declared Faisal Vawda as eligible for contesting Senate elections.
While dismissing the objections raised against Faisal Vawda, the Election Tribunal however said that since they had limited powers vis-a-vis nomination papers, Qadir Mandokhel could file constitutional petition if deems necessary.