As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in his disqualification case, former federal minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ex-leader Faisal Vawda presented his resignation to Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani on Wednesday.
In 2018, Vawda ran for the Senate on the PTI platform and was successful in his attempt.
After the Supreme Court of Pakistan reversed his lifelong ban on December 9, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) restored the ex-federal minister to his seat in the Senate.
As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the ECP rescinded its previous statement that Vawda’s Sindh seat had been declared vacant. In March of this year, Nisar Ahmad Khuhro, a senator from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was elected to represent the same district. Despite this, the ECP has rescinded the March 15, 2022, announcement of Khuhro’s win.
In a case involving Vawda’s dual nationality, the ECP disqualified him in February of this year. The former PTI politician won a seat in the Senate in March 2021 on the PTI ticket, making him a member of Parliament.
However, under the Supreme Court’s ruling, Vawda was required to retire, and a new senator had to be elected to replace the seat left vacant by Vawda’s departure.
For breaking party rules, PTI Chairman Imran Khan expelled Vawda from the party in October.