Faisal Vawda declared eligible, Pervez Rashid ineligible for Senate polls

Faisal Vawda

Election Tribunal (EC) has declared PTI leader Faisal Vawda eligible to contest Senate polls besides rejecting appeal plea filed by PML-N leader Pervez Rashid against the rejection of his nomination papers.

Sindh High Court (SHC) Election tribunal heard the appeal plea filed by PPP candidate for Senate polls Qadir Khan Mando Khel against the decision of Returning Officer (RO) for acceptance of nomination papers of Faisal Vawda in Senate polls.

Election tribunal rejected appeal plea filed by Qadir Mandokhel against Faisal Vawda after hearing the arguments from both sides. The tribunal declared Faisal Vawda eligible for Senate polls.

On the other hand EC comprising justice Shahid Wahid of Lahore High Court (LHC) took up for hearing appeal plea filed by PML-N candidate Pervez Rashid against the rejection of his nomination paper.

Khalid Ishaq counsel for Pervez Rashid took the plea that as per law if there is no utility bill in the knowledge of the candidate he can pay it. No notice or information has been given to Pervez Rashid about outstanding dues. This notice is of January 17, 2019. This notice does not carry home address and it was sent to Senate secretariat. It was not allowed as per old laws of election commission.
After hearing the arguments of the parties concerned election tribunal rejected appeal plea of Pervez Rashid and declared him ineligible for contesting Senate polls.

Later talking to the media men Pervez Rashid said “ I have been disqualified on baseless allegation. I was shown defaulter in government documents. Insaf Wale have now become dhundh and Dhandli walas. Punjab house administration is now the administration of Insaf walas. If they have to get block documents then they say money has to be recovered from Pervez Rashid.

Either I become Senate member or otherwise I will continue to expose them. Their face was exposed in Daska and in my case their face will stand exposed too, he declared.

The barricades are being erected by the rigging walas and justice walas, he held.

I have approached Supreme Court against this decision and unless SC decides this amount is not payable by me, he declared.