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SC suspends two more Parliamentarian for dual Nationality

Islamabad: Supreme Court of Pakistan has suspended the membership of two more parliamentarians belonging to the Mutihidha Qumi Movement for their dual nationality.
The court also ordered registration of criminal complaints against director general, deputy director and other officials of Federal Investigative Agency for misguiding and providing false and fabricated information regarding dual nationality of an MPA from Punjab. The Islamabad Police chief was directed to supervise the investigation and submit report on a weekly basis.
The FIA, on the application of petitioner Waheed Anjum, provided false and fabricated information about Tariq Mehmood Alloana, Punjab Assembly MPA, that he was a US national, despite Alloana’s denial before the court and an affidavit that he holds Pakistani citizenship and never travelled to any other country, except to Saudi Arabia for performing pilgrimage.
The court noted that although the FIA knew the importance of the case, it provided wrong information about the respected lawmaker. The chief justice said all institutions were constitutionally bound to assist the apex court, but the FIA acted otherwise.

Meanwhile, the court suspended the membership of two MQM lawmakers – Farhat Mehmood Khan MNA from NA-245, who held US citizenship, and Nadia Gabol, MPA from PS-148, holding British nationality.
The bench said despite the notices served to them, they did not appear before the court in person or through their counsel to clarify their position.

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