The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday pronounced Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra disqualified for switching parties after being elected to his position.
Vohra had become the deputy mayor on the ticket of Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan. He had been elected chairman from the Union Council 49. Later, he joined Pak Sarzameen Party, infuriating his former party, which then moved the ECP.
The ECP had reserved the decision on the petition seeking disqualification of Vohra on the last hearing of the case. The chief election commissioner, heading a three-member bench, read out the already reserved verdict today.
Following the verdict, MQM-P Senator Mian Attique said that the decision was a victory for the party. “It is a triumph of the truth and righteousness,” he said.
Vohra is also facing a case in an anti-terrorism court, pertaining to money laundering.