Swabi: Former Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Javed Khan Tarakai has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined Rs 5,000 by a district and sessions judge in a dual-nationality case, say media reports.
District session judge Tariq Yousuf Zai announced the verdict.
Javed Khan Tarakai had an allegation of being a Canadian citizen. He was not able to satisfied the court and therefore the decision went against him.
It is a time of scrutiny for all former members of the provincial and national assembly as the time for general elections comes closer.
It is pertinent to mention that Javed Khan Tarakai was elected as an independent candidate from Swabi’s constituency PF 32 and defeated Awami National Party’s (ANP’s) Ameer Rehman from same constituency.