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SC suspends Farahnaz's NA membership
 


May 25, 2012 - Updated 1258 PKT
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has suspended the National Assembly membership of Farahnaz Ispahani due to her American nationality.

 

The apex court was hearing the dual nationality case during which documents pertaining to Farahnaz's US nationality were presented.

 

During proceedings, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja remarked that the US oath of citizenship states that one could even hold a gun if the need arose for the defence of the United States.

 

The Supreme Court said that Ispahani had confided that she was an American citizen and it would be in the greater interest of the people if the membership of parliamentarians holding dual nationality be suspended.

 

According to the Supreme Court, Ispahani had not informed the Election Commission about her dual nationality.

 

Farahnaz Isphani who is the wife of Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani was elected on a PPP-P reserved seat ticket.

 

Also during proceedings, the counsel for Interior Minister Rehman Malik on behalf of his client requested for more time to present the certificate of Malik forfeiting his British citizenship.

 

The hearing of the case has been adjourned till May 30.

 

In earlier proceedings of the case, the Supreme Court had issued notices to Rehman Malik and Farahnaz Ispahani.

 

The case is being heard by a three member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reader Comments
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Bocah
Turkmenistan
This woman is a cheat! Totally untrustworthy like her husband!

Agha Asad Raza
Pakistan
What is this fuss about dual nationality. 70% of Pakistani politicians have dual nationality. Zardari, Rahman Malik, Nawaz Sharif................. So why are they just kicking out Miss No body!

Kaiser Waziri
USA
I am a Pakistani with USA citizenship.After reading all the comments,i feel insulted that peoples in PK are doubtful about my patriotism toward PK.When we leave PK ,we were told that,you will be representative of PK in the world.And also we make so much money and send that money to PK to suport economy there but instead of appreciating it we are looked at as a second grade citizens.shame to SC and those judges who took oath of KANJAR Musharaf .

Baboo
USA
Please Hon.SC,enough is enough. Please, do not go any more because all your action/verdicts will go in to River Indus. You are not serving people, but showing people, that you are guarding the interest of Nation ....!!

Hassan Khawri
Canada
This is unfair , why only you start justice from ppp affiliated people . Supreme court is why only after this poor couple.Why didnt election commison refused their documents initially ? now when allmost assembley is about to finsih its time period, why you remembering this things now ?

Arif Shaheen
USA
DISQUALIFICATION OF FARAHNAZ IS NOT ENOUGH SHE MUST BE IMPRISONED FOR THE SAME PERIOD SHE STAYED AS MNA BY NOT REVEALING THE TRUTH. WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT SOME ONE FROM FOREIN COUNTRY BECAME THE ONE OF THE RULERS IN THE COUNTRY BY DECLARING HERSELF PAKISTANI. REHMAN MALIK HAS NOT SURRENDERED CERTIFICATE BECUASE HE IS STILL BRITISH NATIONAL. WHEN CERTICATE IS SUBMITTED AUTHENTICATION MUST BE MADE BRITISH AUTHORITIES.

Hashim Karim
Spain
It's time that supreme court of Pakistan act on this issue. The problem is that the supreme court takes too long to decide. For a case like goonda Rahman Malik should be kicked out of the parliament. I wonder why are they giving him more and more time. This way he will be able to produce a fake certificate from the British authorities.

Muhammad yousaf
Canada
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