ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced to hear the case against Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for allegedly holding dual nationality while filing nomination papers for the general poll in 2018 on Aug 4.
It had emerged in January this year that Vawda was a US national at the time of filing his nomination papers to the ECP to contest the election. Subsequently, a petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking his disqualification for allegedly concealing his foreign nationality.
“The parties should either show up in person or send their counsel on Aug 4,” the ECP said in an order on Tuesday. The commission also said if the concerned parties did not show up in the next hearing, it will announce its verdict on the available information and evidence.
It merits a mention here that a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) inquiry in June 2018 had found Vawda to be a dual national.