ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Judge Judge Ayesha Malik on On Wednesday, it became known that Faisal Wawda, the leader of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf movement, submitted his expired foreign passport to the election commission. of Pakistan (ECP) in evidence of renunciation of his United States citizenship.
She is made observation is part of trinomial bench headed by Chief Judge of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and Judge Mansoor Ali Shah who listened to Faisal Wavda’s appeal against his life ban in in dual matter of nationality.
During the course of proceedings, Wasim Sajjad, counsel for Faisal Wavda claimed that the Returning Officer (RO) satisfied himself after viewing a revoked American passport. The returning officer saw Vavda’s canceled passport. added.
At the same time, Judge Ayesha Malik noticed that the canceled passport, in which counsel relied on was overdue in 2015 and shown by RO in 2018. She noticed that when someone gets new passport madesenior one cancellation stamped.
She asked how a canceled passport can be evidence of renunciation of citizenship. She noted that passport numbers of in one on record and one canceled were different.
It was clear from different numbers that new passport was issued very late, she added. Following this, Chief Justice Bandial said that issue became very serious.
Judge Mansoor Ali Shah said it was another lie of Faisal Wavda was exposed. Lawyer Wasim Sajjad said that the text of the affidavit his client submitted at the time of submission of documents for his nomination for the National Assembly constituency clarified that the PTI leader did not have a passport of another country.
Judge Ayesha noted that the registration number of the passport on record differs from one which was cancelled, which showed new travel document issued. Judge Mansour said that the affidavit concerned the establishment dual Nationality of candidate.
To that, counsel said that the ESP has no right to disqualify a person for life. Judge Mansour replied that the high court had the power to disqualify a person. for life.
The court then adjourned the trial. of case to date in office like Faisal Wavda counsel looking for more time from court for preparation.