Vawda proves his politics is above parties

In Local
April 03, 2024



KARACHI:

Former federal minister Faisal Vawda on Tuesday was elected a senator despite standing as an independent.

Even though Vawda was not present in the Sindh Assembly during the polls for the upper house of parliament, the PPP and MQM-P succeeded in bagging him the slot of a senator.

Vawda entered the political landscape of the country as a PTI activist in 2011. In the 2018 general elections, he defeated PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif to become an MNA. Vawda was elected to the National Assembly from the Constituency NA-249 (Karachi West-II) as a candidate of PTI in the 2018 general elections.

During the tenure of the PTI government, he served as the federal water resources minister. However, he developed differences with the PTI in 2022 over the murder of journalist Arshad Sharif and the party’s long march.

He was elected as a senator after winning in the 2021 Senate elections on a seat from Sindh and held the seat until February 2022.

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