Election Tribunal allows Faisal Vawda to contest Senate election

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court’s (SHC) election tribunal today (Tuesday) has dismissed an appeal challenging the Senate nomination of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) candidate Faisal Vawda for the forthcoming Senate elections, scheduled to take place on March 3.

According to details, the election tribunal dismissed the petition and allowed the water resources minister to contest the Senate elections. Qadir Khan Mandokhel had filed an appeal against the returning officer’s decision to accept Vawda’s nomination papers.

In his appeal, Mandokhel said that Faisal Vawda concealed his dual nationality in the nomination papers and argued acceptance of his nomination papers was illegal and unconstitutional.

The petitioner argued that Vawda is not eligible to contest the Senate elections and requested the election tribunal to set aside the returning officer’s decision of accepting his nomination papers.

More than eight appeals have been filed against the decisions of the returning officer (RO) over acceptance and rejection of the Senate nomination papers from Sindh province.