MPA’s plea against possible disqualification disposed of
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has disposed of the petition of minority MPA Pitanber Sewani against proceedings of his disqualification after the federal and provincial law officers told the court that the action against the petitioner shall be taken strictly in accordance with the law in the light of the direction of the Supreme Court.
The SHC on Oct 7, 2010 had restrained the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from taking any adverse action against the minority MPA whose name had appeared on the list of the legislators possessing fake degrees.
Mr Sewani, represented by Advocates Zamir Ghummro and Malik Naeem Iqbal, approached the SHC over the disqualification proceedings against him on the basis of a report of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Hyderabad.
The petitioner submitted that his previous name was Washdev Sewani, son of Arjandas. However, he said, later he changed his name from Washdev Sewani to Pitanbar Sewani through lawful means.
He recalled that he was also elected in 1996 through an uncontested by-election as a member of the Sindh Assembly and his name in the notification issued by the ECP was mentioned as Washdev Sewani alias Pitanbar.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam disposed of the petition on the request of the petitioner’s counsel who stated that his client was satisfied with the statements of the government law officers.