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Keeping Out Dual Nationals From Project Democracy: Re-Think Is Needed

Dual nationals should not be demonized IT is an emotional topic and has some roots in a narrow constitutional exclusion that the superior judiciary has interpreted as an absolute bar, but it is an issue that deserves closer examination. The law as interpreted by the Supreme Court bars the elected representatives of the people, in parliament, the provincial assemblies and the presidency, from holding dual nationality. While the law does permit Pakistani citizens to also be citizens of certain other countries, the weight of public and official opinion appears toRead More


FIA Scrutiny Reveals 122 Dual Nationals Among Nomination Papers Filed For 2018 Elections

JUN 16, 2018: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has handed over to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a list of 122 nomination papers it has found to have been filed by candidates holding dual nationality. The list includes several prominent names, including the PPP’s former chief minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Faisal Vawda and veteran politician Fauzia Kasuri, who is currently associated with the Pak Sarzameen Party. Out of the total dual nationals, 60 were found to be UK nationals, 26 American nationals, 24 CanadianRead More


916 Govt Officers Hold Dual Nationality, Supreme Court Informed

May 3, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The number of government officers holding dual nationality has reached 916, of them 487 belonged to federal departments while 232 are working in four provinces, reveals a report submitted in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Earlier in Marach, the top court was informed that as many as 758 government officials hold dual nationality. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had submitted the report. According to the latest report, of the 758 civil servants holding dual nationality, 611 have declared their dual status while 147 have concealedRead More


FIA Report Reveals 824 Pak Bureaucrats Dual Nationals: ‘614 Have Declared, 210 Concealing It’

(PKONWEB Report) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed on Monday that there were as many as 758 government officials holding dual nationality, that spouses of 824 officials are dual nationals, with 614 officials declaring the same and 210 officials concealing it but detected through different means. Moreover, the spouses of 98 officials are foreign nationals, and 21 officials had concealed the very fact. According to the report presented in the apex court by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), of those concealing their dual national status, 59 are servingRead More