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Polls on the NA Karachi seats vacated by Vawda on the 29th | Instant News

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KARACHI: The Pakistani Electoral Commission office in Sindh announced on Tuesday that the by-election in Karachi West’s NA-249 constituency will be held on 29 April. The seat was vacated after Faisal Vawda (PTI) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stepped down as president. MNA.

A spokesperson for the provincial election commissioners said the last date to step down from running is April 7 (today). The final list of candidates will be displayed with election symbols on April 8 (tomorrow). Meanwhile, the spokesperson announced that 11 candidates had submitted their nomination documents for the May 20 by-election in the PS-70 constituency in Badin, seats left vacant due to the death of Sindh Assembly lawmaker Bashir Ahmed.

The examination of the nomination documents will be carried out on April 12. The last date to appeal the returnees’ decision to accept or reject election documents is April 16. The final date for an appeal by the appellate court is April 22, while the provisional list of candidates will be displayed on April 23.

The final date of candidacy is April 24 and the election symbol will be given to the candidates on April 25.


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PTI reiterates support for Vawda, Abro for the Senate poll | Instant News

President Tehreek-e-Insaf Karachi Pakistan and MPA Khurram Sherzaman said on Saturday that disagreement was found in democratic parties, and all members of the PTI Sindh Assembly stood by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision and supported the candidate nominated in the Senate elections.

Together with PTI Senate candidates, Saifullah Abro, MPA PTI Karachi gave a speech at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club.

Sherzaman said the PTI MPA would support Abro and Faisal Vawda of Sindh, and, by showing unity, would thwart the “dirty business of buying and selling” the vote of the Pakistan People’s Party.

The PPP government in Sindh has taken revenge on PTI and put pressure on the MPA mainly because they did not sell their votes, he said.

Meanwhile, PTI center leader and National Assembly Member Aftab Siddiqui asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the political situation in the country and Karachi’s Transformation Plan.

At a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Siddiqui also briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan in detail on the ongoing development work in his state-funded NA-247 constituency, including the Sindh government’s poor performance.

Siddiqui said Prime Minister Khan had a special focus on developing Karachi. Other important issues were discussed with the PM, he added.

He thanked the prime minister for the steps being taken by the federal government for the development of Karachi.

The nominations of the two PTI Senate candidates from Sindh have been challenged in court.

After Abro’s nomination documents were approved by the returning officer, the appeals court disqualified him. However, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday returned the order of the returning officer in connection with the receipt of Abro’s nomination letter and directed the Election Commission to include the name of the PTI candidate on Sindh’s final list of Senate poll candidates on technocrats. chair.

Vawda’s candidacy was also challenged. The SHC on Friday issued a notification to the Election Commission and Vawda of an appeal against acceptance of its nomination documents for the upcoming Senate elections.

Petitioner Qadir Khan Mandokhel conveyed in the petition that the receipt of Vawda’s nomination letter was legally bad and had been endorsed by a returning officer without proper appreciation of the facts and the law.


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Rift at PTI Sindh over giving Senate tickets to Vawda, Abro | Instant News

KARACHI: The Pakistan branch of Tehreek-e-Insaf Sindh faced a severe rift after the party leadership finalized Federal Minister Faisal Vawda and wealthy construction contractor Saifullah Abro for the Senate of the province.

The party’s decision has drawn criticism from its top leaders from the three Sindh rural zones who on Sunday wrote a letter to Sindh Governor Imran Ismail expressing their anger and demanding the party’s top command take back tickets from Vawda and Abro.

Driven by the PTI’s recent decision to withdraw party tickets awarded to business tycoon Abdul Qadir in Balochistan for Senate elections after being opposed by the party’s provincial leadership, Sindh leaders have also started a campaign to pressure the party’s parliamentary committee to review its decision to allocate tickets.

In their letter, PTI officials from the three regions said they were “very disappointed with the whole process” of selecting party candidates for the Senate election from the province.

The leaders who signed the letter included Sadaqat Ali Jatoi [who is also the brother of former Sindh chief minister Liaquat Jatoi], Sukkur Mubeen Jatoi district president, Allah Bux Unnar and Raja Khan Jhakrani, former provincial secretary general Mehfooz Usrani, former NA-214 candidate Shaheed Benazirabad Gul Muhammad Rind, former minister of Agha Taimoor Khan Pathan province, Papu Khan Chachar and other offices – carriers .

The PTI leadership asked the party leadership not to consider Vawda as a candidate for the Senate. “If he is removed from the seat of the National Assembly, the party must nominate him from the constituency. If he is disqualified and not allowed to enter the contest, the party will risk an unreasonable seat. “

Showing grave concern over the completion of Abro, a wealthy construction contractor, for the Senate in the technocrat seat, PTI leaders asked how Senate tickets were awarded to newcomers to the party.

They alleged that the case against Abro, who still works with the leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party and is known as an ATM machine, has been pending at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The PTI leadership from rural Sindh asked to review the Senate ticket allocation from Sindh and said the decision would hurt the party in the upcoming local government elections.

However, a senior PTI leader from Sindh told The News that giving tickets to Abro was the party’s strategy to stop the MPA from selling their votes to PPP candidates in the Senate election because the party feared that the province’s ruling party might buy at least 10 of its 30 members. in the provincial assembly. “Abro is a billionaire construction contractor and he will not only stop MPA PTI from selling their votes, but also be able to buy PPP votes to win the technocrat seat,” the party leader, who asked not to be named, told The News.

Due to his proximity to the PPP’s central leadership, Abro was among the candidates to get a PS-8 ticket, the seat of the provincial assembly from Larkana, in the 2018 general elections, according to sources. After the PPP awarded Sohail Anwar Sial the ticket, he took part in the election as an independent candidate and was ranked third by securing 8,800 votes. PPP candidate Sohail Anwar won the election by pocketing 48,997 votes. In December 2018, he joined PTI.


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The affidavit haunts Vawda even after being elected senator | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: The charge of submitting false written statements about alleged dual citizenship at the time of submitting his candidacy for the National Assembly seat in Karachi will continue to haunt federal minister Faisal Vawda even after being elected senator.

Vawda is simultaneously facing disqualification proceedings at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not revoking dual citizenship before submitting his candidacy documents for the 2018 general elections.

“There are two possibilities as to what the IHC could do in dealing with the petition awaiting Vawda’s decision not to qualify,” constitution expert and former Senate chairman Wasim Sajjad told The News. One option before the IHC, he said, would be to argue, following the minister’s resignation as MNA after he was elected senator, that because Vawda is no longer the MNA, the problem of his deceptive written statement regarding dual nationality did not exist and petitions against him now cannot be heard.

The second possibility, according to Wasim Sajjad, is that IHC will decide that the matter is still alive and must be decided because the truth of the written statement has not been resolved due to his resignation as an MNA.

However, Sajjad gave an example, although IHC canceled the petition on the grounds that it did not need to be continued because Vawda was no longer the MNA, the matter could be brought up against him again on the premise that he was not ‘Sadiq. ‘and’ Ameen ‘because he once submitted a false affidavit.

Another prominent constitutional lawyer, Kamran Murtaza, argued that the trial at IHC and ECP would be a violation after Vawda told them he had stepped down as MNA. “Two constitutional forums might say that the matter is no longer fun after Vawda quit as MNA,” he said, adding that it was an open secret that ministers were competing in Senate elections to thwart the disqualification process at IHC and ECP.

Kamran Murtaza said the issue of concealing dual citizenship when submitting his nomination letter for the National Assembly seat would continue to haunt Vawda even after being elected senator.

He stated that the case that Vawda allegedly vowed would not subside even if the IHC declared the petition baseless. “Vawda will continue to be faced with the risk of disqualification under the Constitution for not sadiq and amen because of allegedly dubious oath statements.”

Regarding fake statement letters, he said, could be brought to court against Vawda through a new petition. However, he pointed out that the process would be very protracted.

Yet another well-known lawyer, Kashif Malik, told The News that the problem of the 2018 written statement would not go away and Vawda’s opponents could file it in court even after being elected senator.

He said the ongoing processes at the IHC and the ECP may be rendered unnecessary once Vawda is elected senator. If his election to the upper house is challenged on the basis of his written statement, Vawda could argue that there is no court declaration against him in this regard when he has submitted his candidacy documents for Senate elections, that he has met all. qualifications that are constitutionally mandated and it has not been established that he is lying in his written statement.

About the plaintiff’s actions designed to thwart the judicial process, Kashif Malik said it was between the court and the party. [Vawda] to see whether the defendant’s attempt was intended to thwart the judicial process.


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The IHC gave Vawda another chance to file a reply | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday gave another opportunity to the Federal Minister of Water Resources Faisal Vawda to reply to his dual citizenship status at the time of nominating a paper for the 2018 general election. Judge Amir Farooq heard a disqualification petition against Mr Vawda. Judge Aamer said he did not know how to get an answer in the case and ordered that a copy of the notice be sent to the federal cabinet. “If Faisal Vawda doesn’t want to give an answer, let us know. The court will then decide on the Pakistan Election Commission’s records, ”said Judge Air Farooq. Vawda’s lawyers asked the court to give him another time in which the court gave the minister another chance to submit his reply by February 8. The petitioner alleged that Vawda was a US citizen when he submitted his candidacy for the election from Karachi. Vawda won the 2018 general election from NA-249, Karachi.


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