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Supreme court holds notifications of 4 newly elected senators

Lahore : Supreme court holds notifications of 4 newly elected senators on dual Nationality. According to the reports submitted in the apex court PML-N ‘s Haroon Akhtar has Canadian nationality, PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi and Nuzhat Sadiq have American citizenship whereas PTI’s Ch Muhammad Sarwar has British nationality.

Haroon Akhtar submitted affidiavate that he has only Pakistan nationality but foreign office report declined his claim.

Attorney general presented the report in Supreme court during the hearing of the case of dual nationality of state employees.

The CJP observed that a few person who have dual nationality have been elected senators but he has not any info about it. The court directed attorney general to submit report in this regard .

As the dual nationality of some newly elected senators revealed in the official report, the chief justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar ordered the ECP to hold the notifications of their success.

The CJP action is widely welcomed with the remarks that ” those who have not Pakistan citizenship only , have not any right to decide the fate of the country while sitting in the parliament.

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