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Dual Nationality Case – SC Disqualifies 11 Lawmakers

Pakistan News / Dual Nationality Case > According to the latest updates SC  of Pakistan disqualified parliamentarians holding dual citizenship under Article-36-1C of the Constitution on Thursday, E Pakistan News reported.

Dual Nationality Case

It should be mentioned here that the apex court yesterday reserved judgment regarding the parliamentarians whose memberships have been suspended for holding dual citizenship.

The 11 members of the Parliament include Farah Naz Isfahani, Zahid Iqbal, Farhat Mehmood Khan, Jameel Malik, Muhammed Akhlaq, Ashraf Chauhan, Nadia Gabol, Wasim Qadir, Nadeem Khadim, Amina Buttar and Ahmed Ali shah.

The disqualified members include two from the Sindh Assembly and five from the Punjab Assembly.

The three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Choudhry, in its order ruled that the Federal Interior Minister Rehman A. Malik misstated in his declaration submitted in 2008 and hence he is no more ‘sadiq and ameen’ (honest and trustworthy).

The court directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to take action against Malik under article 63(P) of the constitution.

The SC order said all the members of the Parliament come under Article-62 and 63 of the Constitution.

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