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Pakistan, Turkey to allow dual nationality for their citizens

By News Report
February 02, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is considering a plan regarding the signing of an agreement with Turkey to allow dual citizenship for citizens of the two countries, foreign media reported on Friday.

This came during a meeting between Pakistan Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah and Turkish Ambassador to Islamabad Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, according to a statement issued by Pakistan's Interior Ministry.

According to the statement, the Turkish ambassador on behalf of his government proposed both countries sign an agreement to allow dual citizenship for their citizens.

"In response to this, the minister said the draft is under consideration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is on board with us. We hope to reach a mutual conclusion soon," it added.

Shah also welcomed the establishment of mutual training programmes and the upgrading of law enforcement equipment with Turkey. "The minister for the interior welcomed the initiative of introducing a patrolling force in collaboration with ICT Police based on the model of the Dolphin force introduced in Lahore," the statement said.