ISLAMABAD: The Federal cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill allowing dual nationals to contest general elections in Pakistan, Geo News reported.
During the cabinet meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, approval was also given to the draft of the contempt of court bill.
Briefing the media following the meeting, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said the cabinet approved the draft bill tabled by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis proposing amendment in Article 63 (1) (c) of the constitution to enable overseas Pakistanis having dual nationality to contest
election for the membership of the parliament.
Kaira added that the cabinet also approved the Contempt of Court Bill, 2012 for introduction in either House of the Parliament. Through the proposed bill, the scope of the right to appeal has been enlarged. Moreover, other necessary provisions relevant to contempt proceedings have been incorporated.