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Faisal Vawda’s ‘lie’ exposed in SC during appeal against disqualification in dual nationality case

01:49 PM | 19 Oct, 2022
Faisal Vawda’s ‘lie’ exposed in SC during appeal against disqualification in dual nationality case

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday resumed the hearing of former ruling party leader Faisal Vawda's appeal against his disqualification in the dual nationality case.

Another ‘lie’ of the PTI Sindh chapter leader surfaced as a three-member bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial heard his appeal against disqualification by the Election Commission of Pakistan over concealment of his dual nationality at the time of contesting the election in the general elections.

During the hearing, the top court asked how can an expired and canceled passport can be proof of abandonment of nationality.

Pakistan's first woman judge in the top court, Justice Ayesha Malik, remarked that Vawda submitted an expired passport to the returning officer in 2018 and mentioned that for renewal of the passport, a cancellation stamp must be placed on the old one.

How can an expired passport be proof of relinquishment of citizenship?” she asked.

Vawda’s lawyer, however, argued that the RO expressed satisfaction after reviewing his expired passport.

The country’s top judge Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked that the matter had become quite serious while Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said another ‘lie’ of former ruling PTI had surfaced.

As Vawda’s counsel, Waseem Sajjad, maintained that the content of the affidavit was the same and his client did not possess an American passport. To this, Justice Mansoor corrected him, saying that the affidavit declared that the PTI leader did not possess dual nationality.

After the arguments, Vawda’s lawyer sought more time from the Supreme court for preparation; the court later adjourned the case hearing till next week.

Earlier this year, the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified Faisal Vawda over the concealment of his dual nationality at the time of contesting the 2018 general polls.

PTI leader later approached the court challenging the ECP decision of disqualifying him for life from becoming a lawmaker.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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