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February 15, 2018

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SC to reward those who give tip-off on dual national officials

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked that those would be rewarded who gave a tip-off on officials having dual nationality.

The apex court summoned record of the dual national government employees within 15 days and said that strict action would be taken against those who failed to implement the court orders.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo moto notice case. During the course of proceedings, the Establishment Division secretary appeared before the bench and informed that they had summoned the details from all institutions on the court order. He said that two provinces had submitted the report while the others were in line. He pleaded the court to grant more time for collection of employees data.

The chief justice remarked if reports were not submitted within a week, contempt of the court notices would be issued to the officials concerned. He remarked that the government officials were sending their children abroad and if they were found involved in any wrongdoing, they left the country. He remarked that parliamentarians had been disqualified over dual nationalities.

The court just wanted complete information and would see what action would be taken against dual nationality holders, he added. The court also issued notices to all chief secretaries, service administrators of the institutions concerned and secretaries of the federal ministries and summoned report from them. The court later adjourned the hearing till March 1.

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