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Federal cabinet allows dual nationals to contest polls: sources
Abdul Qadir On Sep 4, 2020 Last updated Sep 4, 2020


KARACHI: Federal cabinet has approved a bill, seeking amendment in the Article 63 (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan, to allow dual nationals to contest polls in the country, ARY NEWS reported on Friday citing sources.

Sources privy to the matter said that a sub-committee of the cabinet rejected an idea to amend the constitution to allow dual nationals from contesting polls in the country. “The decision was, however, reversed in the cabinet meeting on the demand of federal ministers,” they said.
The federal cabinet rejected the sub-committee’s recommendations and sent the amendment to the parliamentary affairs ministry for legislation on the matter.

The new amendment although allows the dual nationals to contest polls in the country, however, Adsviser to PM on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said the person has to withdraw from his nationality before taking an oath of his responsibility.
“However, we will not have to leave his nationality in case of losing the polls,” he said.
He termed it a landmark decision taken by the prime minister and said that they would table in the amendment in the Parliament for approval.
It is pertinent to mention here that in July 2019, the federal cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan formed a committee to mull over amendments needed to allow dual nationals to contest polls in the country.
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The meeting decided that providing overseas Pakistanis with an opportunity to participate in the political process is in the interest of the country.
Under Article 63 (1)(c) of the Constitution, a person shall be disqualified from being elected or chosen as, and from being, a member of the parliament, if he acquires/or has the citizenship of a foreign country.
During the session, the prime minister also directed to remove hurdles in granting the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis.
 

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Federal cabinet allows dual nationals to contest polls: sources
Abdul Qadir On Sep 4, 2020 Last updated Sep 4, 2020


KARACHI: Federal cabinet has approved a bill, seeking amendment in the Article 63 (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan, to allow dual nationals to contest polls in the country, ARY NEWS reported on Friday citing sources.

Sources privy to the matter said that a sub-committee of the cabinet rejected an idea to amend the constitution to allow dual nationals from contesting polls in the country. “The decision was, however, reversed in the cabinet meeting on the demand of federal ministers,” they said.
The federal cabinet rejected the sub-committee’s recommendations and sent the amendment to the parliamentary affairs ministry for legislation on the matter.

The new amendment although allows the dual nationals to contest polls in the country, however, Adsviser to PM on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said the person has to withdraw from his nationality before taking an oath of his responsibility.
“However, we will not have to leave his nationality in case of losing the polls,” he said.
He termed it a landmark decision taken by the prime minister and said that they would table in the amendment in the Parliament for approval.
It is pertinent to mention here that in July 2019, the federal cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan formed a committee to mull over amendments needed to allow dual nationals to contest polls in the country.
Read More: Asset, dual nationality details of advisers, special assistants to PM revealed
The meeting decided that providing overseas Pakistanis with an opportunity to participate in the political process is in the interest of the country.
Under Article 63 (1)(c) of the Constitution, a person shall be disqualified from being elected or chosen as, and from being, a member of the parliament, if he acquires/or has the citizenship of a foreign country.
During the session, the prime minister also directed to remove hurdles in granting the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis.
OH wow that means any anerican CIA or Indian RAW agent can become a member and then a PM of Pakistan, while IMRAN khan is just selling pakistan too cheap 😂😂😂
 

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SC nahi karne di. constitution ke khilaf hai. per ye awein trolling ka keera hai
Unn ki bhi koi company ya ghar nikal aya gaa,London ya USA mien Saab ki mojien!!!! 😜 😅 😊
Bass pakistani awam hi, ko Saab ka pait palna hai, aur Mar Jana hai????
 

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I feel these native Pakistanis are thankless bunch. Over past 40 years, overseas/dual National Pakistani have saved the country from bankruptcy through their foreign remittances. For past 40 years Pakistani treasury only had few weeks worth of foreign reserves. It is only due remittances of Pakistanis living abroad that Pakistan did not become bankrupt like Zimbabwe.

And when those Pakistanis living abroad wants to participate in the political process, they are told that they are not eligible to participate in elections.

And don't get me started on dual nationals being CIA & RAW agents. Native Pakistanis are pretty self sufficient in supporting RAW & CIA. Look at home grown movements of MQM, BLA and PTM which were all thrived without any dual national playing a part. And you have lost East Pakistan all by your own efforts without any dual national being part of it.

So now learn to show a little gratitude to the people who are putting $20 billion in Pakistani treasury every year so you can buy petroleum, auto mobiles and electricity.
 

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I feel these native Pakistanis are thankless bunch. Over past 40 years, overseas/dual National Pakistani have saved the country from bankruptcy through their foreign remittances. For past 40 years Pakistani treasury only had few weeks worth of foreign reserves. It is only due remittances of Pakistanis living abroad that Pakistan did not become bankrupt like Zimbabwe.

And when those Pakistanis living abroad wants to participate in the political process, they are told that they are not eligible to participate in elections.

And don't get me started on dual nationals being CIA & RAW agents. Native Pakistanis are pretty self sufficient in supporting RAW & CIA. Look at home grown movements of MQM, BLA and PTM which were all thrived without any dual national playing a part. And you have lost East Pakistan all by your own efforts without any dual national being part of it.

So now learn to show a little gratitude to the people who are putting $20 billion in Pakistani treasury every year so you can buy petroleum, auto mobiles and electricity.
I understand where you coming from, however no where in the world are dual nationals allowed to contest elections. If you are a dual national wanting to participate in local politics then best to withdraw the citizenship of the other country.
 

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