This is with reference to your editorial ‘Off they go’ (September 21). The Supreme Court has upheld the Constitution and taken the right decision by disqualifying 11 members of the national and provincial assemblies for holding dual nationalities. There is no justification for such members to be representatives of people when there is a clear constitutional provision baring the members of parliament from holding the nationality of another country.
The disqualified lawmakers should also be punished for making false declaration while contesting election and ordered to pay back all the monetary benefits that they received while serving as members of legislative assemblies.
It is great to know that the Supreme Court has unseated 11 members of parliament for holding dual nationality. The chief election commissioner has also said that the Election Commission wouldn’t let dual-nationality holders contest elections.
In my opinion, a body should be formed to check the attendance registers of the assemblies to see how many members attended the sessions regularly and who drew their TA/DA but didn’t attend the sessions.
S M Khalid