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Article 62(1)(f) imposing lifetime ban is a draconian law (for Faisal Vawda): Chief Justice Umer Ata Bandial

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Article 62(1)(f) imposing lifetime ban is a draconian law

Supreme Court hears Faisal Vawda's lifetime disqualification case. CJ says ECP has authority to probe false affidavits. ECP disqualified him by adopting proper procedure.

A ray of hope emerged Tuesday for PTI leader Faisal Vawda as Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial termed Article 62 (1)(f), which is related to the lifetime disqualification of lawmakers, a "draconian law".

Headed by CJP Umar Ata Bandial, a three-judge bench of the apex court heard PTI leader Faisal Vawda’s appeal against his disqualification for life to hold public office.

Today’s hearing​



During the proceedings, CJP Umar Ata Bandial said, “Article 62 (1)(f) is a draconian law. We will hear the case carefully and in detail.”

Waseem Sajjad, Vawda’s counsel, told the court that his client contested general elections in 2018 and after two years of triumph, a disqualification petition was filed in the high court for submitting a false affidavit at the time of the polls.

The CJP replied that the ECP has the authority to investigate false affidavits, adding that even if the top court nullifies the ECP judgment, the facts will remain the same.

“The ECP properly examined the facts but the question is whether the election commission has the authority to disqualify a lawmaker for life or not,” remarked the top judge.

Meanwhile, the SC adjourned the hearing till October 6.

The case​

On February 9, the ECP had disqualified Vawda under Article-62 (1) (f) of the Constitution in a dual citizenship case.

In the 27-page judgment, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) said that Faisal Vawda had submitted a false affidavit while submitting nomination papers for the 2018 elections. Following the judgment, the ECP had also de-notified him as a senator.

On February 18, the PTI leader moved the SC challenging his lifetime disqualification. Vawda filed a petition in the SC under Article 185 (3) of the Constitution for leave to appeal against the order of the Election Commission of Pakistan dated February 9 and a judgment of the Islamabad High Court dated February 16, 2022.

Filed through Barrister Waseem Sajjad, Vawda contended that the ECP order dated February 9 and the Islamabad High Court judgment dated February 16, 2022 are arbitrary and without lawful authority and of no legal effect, adding that it is also contrary to the judgements of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He prayed to the apex court to set aside the order of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The petitioner has questioned as to whether the Election Commission of Pakistan is a court of law for the purposes of Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution and whether it has jurisdiction under Article 218 (3) of the Constitution and Section 8 (c) of the Election Act 2017 to deal with and decide the matter of alleged pre-election qualification or disqualification of a returned candidate in view of the judgments of the Supreme Court reported as 2022 SCMR 42 and 2021 SCMR 1675 (Muhammad Salman case).

He submitted that the Islamabad High Court dismissed his petition without adverting to the submissions made in the context of the grounds taken earlier. He further contended that there is no discussion in the judgment on the effect of the judgments delivered in the cases of Allah Dino Bhayo, Muhammad Salman and Faisal Zaman (Civil Appeal No.159 of 2016 dated 03.02.2021).

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Don't worry. Nawaz sharif will soon get relief as well. 100% certain

For Nawaz Sharif justice Bandial termed:

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Ground being created for ladla Nawaz.

He has taken U-turn for Faisal Vawda from his earlier stance.
 

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A big reset coming.

Military Establishment playing the game to retain control by pacifying all players and giving them level playing field in next GE.
 

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Article 62(1)(f) imposing lifetime ban is a draconian law

Supreme Court hears Faisal Vawda's lifetime disqualification case. CJ says ECP has authority to probe false affidavits. ECP disqualified him by adopting proper procedure.

A ray of hope emerged Tuesday for PTI leader Faisal Vawda as Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial termed Article 62 (1)(f), which is related to the lifetime disqualification of lawmakers, a "draconian law".

Headed by CJP Umar Ata Bandial, a three-judge bench of the apex court heard PTI leader Faisal Vawda’s appeal against his disqualification for life to hold public office.

Today’s hearing​



During the proceedings, CJP Umar Ata Bandial said, “Article 62 (1)(f) is a draconian law. We will hear the case carefully and in detail.”

Waseem Sajjad, Vawda’s counsel, told the court that his client contested general elections in 2018 and after two years of triumph, a disqualification petition was filed in the high court for submitting a false affidavit at the time of the polls.

The CJP replied that the ECP has the authority to investigate false affidavits, adding that even if the top court nullifies the ECP judgment, the facts will remain the same.

“The ECP properly examined the facts but the question is whether the election commission has the authority to disqualify a lawmaker for life or not,” remarked the top judge.

Meanwhile, the SC adjourned the hearing till October 6.

The case​

On February 9, the ECP had disqualified Vawda under Article-62 (1) (f) of the Constitution in a dual citizenship case.

In the 27-page judgment, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) said that Faisal Vawda had submitted a false affidavit while submitting nomination papers for the 2018 elections. Following the judgment, the ECP had also de-notified him as a senator.

On February 18, the PTI leader moved the SC challenging his lifetime disqualification. Vawda filed a petition in the SC under Article 185 (3) of the Constitution for leave to appeal against the order of the Election Commission of Pakistan dated February 9 and a judgment of the Islamabad High Court dated February 16, 2022.

Filed through Barrister Waseem Sajjad, Vawda contended that the ECP order dated February 9 and the Islamabad High Court judgment dated February 16, 2022 are arbitrary and without lawful authority and of no legal effect, adding that it is also contrary to the judgements of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He prayed to the apex court to set aside the order of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The petitioner has questioned as to whether the Election Commission of Pakistan is a court of law for the purposes of Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution and whether it has jurisdiction under Article 218 (3) of the Constitution and Section 8 (c) of the Election Act 2017 to deal with and decide the matter of alleged pre-election qualification or disqualification of a returned candidate in view of the judgments of the Supreme Court reported as 2022 SCMR 42 and 2021 SCMR 1675 (Muhammad Salman case).

He submitted that the Islamabad High Court dismissed his petition without adverting to the submissions made in the context of the grounds taken earlier. He further contended that there is no discussion in the judgment on the effect of the judgments delivered in the cases of Allah Dino Bhayo, Muhammad Salman and Faisal Zaman (Civil Appeal No.159 of 2016 dated 03.02.2021).

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Who dafaq is he to decide what's draconian and what's not.. lifetime ban is a well needed thing..

Gents this is the man root cause of all our issues.
 

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Who dafaq is he to decide what's draconian and what's not.. lifetime ban is a well needed thing..

Gents this is the man root cause of all our issues.

Our constituition and laws were made by dictators and power hungry bitches like bhuttos shareefs etc. etc., scrap all this bs and make a new constituition and 21st century laws.
 

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Well to be honest, I agree with him.

The law is stupid, plain and simple. What is the barometer for being 'sadiq' and 'ameen'.

You need to have a well defined barmoeter for things like these, not arbitrary BS.
 

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Well to be honest, I agree with him.

The law is stupid, plain and simple. What is the barometer for being 'sadiq' and 'ameen'.

You need to have a well defined barmoeter for things like these, not arbitrary BS.
But the grounds on which Noora was disqualified were proven ones not a mere word from someone's mouth. Not sadiq and ameen means when the lies and corruption of noora was exposed.
That's not the case with IK because each and every receipt is available to show and all transactions are within the limits of law. That's the reason the nooni gang approached the corrupt chief of ECP rather than approaching a court. Because they know they can't use courts to disqualify him.
 

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But the grounds on which Noora was disqualified were proven ones not a mere word from someone's mouth. Not sadiq and ameen means when the lies and corruption of noora was exposed.
That's not the case with IK because each and every receipt is available to show and all transactions are within the limits of law. That's the reason the nooni gang approached the corrupt chief of ECP rather than approaching a court. Because they know they can't use courts to disqualify him.

Oh I agree with your point.

But why not then disqualify someone on the basis of corruption or a crime rather than not being 'sadiq' or 'ameen'?

Isn't being corrupt enough of a crime?
 

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Oh I agree with your point.

But why not then disqualify someone on the basis of corruption or a crime rather than not being 'sadiq' or 'ameen'?

Isn't being corrupt enough of a crime?
agreed ! This is a ploy to get money out of him to allow him to come back. the Estab, jarnails and judiciary must have made a killing with this arm twisting.. Thats the only logical conclusion i have.
 

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