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NNI
January 11, 2019

Dual citizen not to be elected as MP, rules SC

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NNI
January 11, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued the details verdict in dual nationality case.

The verdict, declared by seven judges, has been penned by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and is based on 32 pages. The verdict maintains that in order to obtain the Parliament membership, a person should fulfil legal requirements while shunning foreign nationality.

Disqualification cannot only be eliminated while initiating the process to reject foreign nationality.

“Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar submitted documents pertaining to decline his British nationality however; they are yet to be verified. The same goes for Senator Nuzhat Sadiq’s documents,” says the verdict. “Senator Haroon Akhtar Khan gained Canadian citizenship in 1980 and accepted that the process to leave it was not completed. He does not qualify to become a senator,” maintained the judges.

The verdict went on to add that when Sadia Abbasi was an American citizen at the time of submitting papers for senatorship and remained to be when the papers were filed. She also did not qualify to become a senator, adds the verdict.

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