Politics

SC rejects Rehman Malik's documents

PG
Wednesday, 30-May-2012

 

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected documents submitted by Interior Minister Rehman Malik pertaining to him forfeiting his British citizenship.

A three member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhamamd Chaudhry resumed hearing of the dual nationality case on Wednesday. The apex court said the documents presented by Malik’s counsel did not have the declaration of the Interior Minister forfeiting his British citizenship. The court summoned the necessary documents on June 4.

During proceedings Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that there were constitutional curbs on parliamentarians from holding dual nationality.

The Supreme Court has already suspended the National Assembly membership of PPP MNA Farahnaz Ispahani for failing to forfeit and not informing the Election Commission about her US citizenship. The issue has sparked debate in government quarters and Prime Minister Gilani during an interview on ‘Capital Talk’ said that there was no constitutional restriction on parliamentarians’ holding dual nationality.


 



    

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