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.