Supreme Court gives a blow to the civil servants

Supreme Court gives a blow to the civil servants

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court gives a blow to the civil servants regarding dual nationalities case.

SC on Monday reserved its judgment on a suo motu case regarding dual nationalities of government employees.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the suo motu notice.

As the hearing went under way, Justice Nisar remarked, “We have heard the arguments of court advisers and respondents in detail. There is one category of people who were born in foreign countries, a second category of those who went abroad to study and a third category which includes those who acquired dual nationality while they served on government posts.”

“Should all categories be treated in the same manner,” Justice Nisar then asked.

SC's appointed adviser, Shahid Hamid, then stated, “The purpose of foreign citizenship is to make travel easier. Some people apply for foreign citizenship for their children and the top court should make a decision while keeping security concerns in mind.”

The SC adviser also said that dual nationals should not hold government offices. “It will be better if the court lets the Parliament and government make a decision in this regard,” he added.