ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court wrote a letter to Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday asking him to reveal names of parliamentarians who hold dual nationalities, reported Express News.
The letter was written after news emerged in the media of Malik claiming that he knows about several parliamentarians with dual nationalities. The apex court said that it was Malik’s constitutional responsibility to reveal the names as loyalty to the country is obligatory for every citizen under Article 5 of the Constitution.
The court also sent a letter to Member of National Assembly (MNA) Shehnaz Sheikh who is reported to be holding Australian nationality since the past 16 years.
In the dual nationality case, the Supreme Court last week disqualified 11 lawmakers, including Malik. The Election Commission of Pakistan was also directed to initiate legal proceedings against the disqualified parliamentarians.
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