Dual Nationality case: SC announced detailed verdict
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared dual national ineligible for election as member of Parliament.
The verdict declared by seven judges has been penned by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and is based on 32 pages.
The verdict maintains that in order to obtain the parliament membership, a person should fulfill legal requirements while shunning foreign nationality.
Disqualification can not only be eliminated while initiating the process to reject foreign nationality.
“Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar submitted documents pertaining to decline his British nationality however; they are yet to be verified. The same goes for Senator Nuzhat Sadiq’s documents,” says the verdict.
“Senator Haroon Akhtar Khan gained Canadian citizenship in 1980 and accepted that the process to leave it was not completed. He does not qualify to become a senator,” maintained the judges.
The verdict went on to adds that when Sadia Abbasi was an American citizen at the time of submitting papers for senator ship and remained to be when the papers were filed.