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nationality

the legal relationship between a person and a state. Since the British Nationality Act 1981, it is no longer possible to acquire British citizenship by reason only of being born in the UK. Since 1 January 1983, a child will become a British citizen if one of its parents is a British citizen or is settled in the UK.

NATIONALITY. The state of a person in relation to the nation in which he was born.
     2. A man retains his nationality of origin during his minority, but, as in the case of his domicil of origin, he may change his nationality upon attaining full age; he cannot, however, renounce his allegiance without permission of the government. See Citizen; Domicil; Expatriation; Naturalization; Foelix, Du Dr. Intern. prive, n. 26; 8 Cranch, 263; 8 Cranch, 253; Chit. Law of Nat. 31 2 Gall. 485; 1 Gall. 545.

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The apex court had ruled in September last year that MNAs and MPAs holding dual nationalities were not eligible to hold any public offices and had declared them as disqualified.
A senior official in the Establishment Division was reluctant to share the names and positions of the officers with dual nationalities, but said 'the new number had increased after the apex court warned such officers of action if they did not disclose their dual nationalities'.
As the hearing began, the secretary of the Establishment Division informed the court that 13 of 3,500 government officials possess dual nationalities.
"The door is open for the person with dual nationalities to, in a way not
The bench has also sought CNIC numbers of all officers from different departments to find out about those who are holding dual nationalities. The court has also asked Prime Minister's Secretariat to submit reports over dual national officers.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said law allows general public to hold dual nationalities but it prevents parliamentarians from holding dual nationalities and they can't amend the constitution for interests of 10 to 15 people.
CDA's counsel apprised the judge that details regarding dual nationalities have already been provided to the apex court.
ISLAMABAD -- The top court has given 15 days to all federal departments to file lists of all officers holding dual nationalities.
Islamabad -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday suspended memberships of three lawmakers of Punjab and Sindh assemblies for holding dual nationalities.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Wednesday asked the federal departments to submit lists of all officers holding dual nationalities within 15 days.
At present the judges and civil servants are not legally barred from holding dual nationalities.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday suspended memberships of three lawmakers of Punjab and Sindh assemblies for holding dual nationalities. Those whose memberships have been suspended include Akhlaq Ahmed and Amina Butter of Punjab Assembly and Ahmed Ali Shah of Sindh Assembly.