No dual national in Pakistan Army: Defence Secretary

No dual national in Pakistan Army: Defence Secretary

ISLAMABAD - The defence secretary has informed the Supreme Court that there are no dual nationals in the Pakistan Army as according to the rules, anyone holding a dual nationality cannot be recruited in the armed forces.

The secretary, however, admitted that spouses of some army officials are dual nationals and permission was sought from the competent authority before their marriage.

The bench further asked the secretary whether any disciplinary action had been taken against those military officers who got married without permission and sought data in this regard.

Justice Nisar also directed the defence secretary to conduct an exercise within armed forces to identify those who are secretly holding dual nationalities.

The CJP expressed that if the same exercise was carried out in civil departments then it should even imply to the armed forces.

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