JUI-F to oppose dual nationality, contempt bills

If dual nationals contest elections, then someday an Indian citizenship holder will become parliamentarian: JUI-F.

July 09, 2012

PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Monday that his party would not support the proposed contempt of court and dual nationality bills being introduced by the treasury benches in the parliament.     

Talking to local reporters, he alleged that the said bills were being ratified to protect a handful of people.

If dual nationals were allowed to contest elections, it would mean that someday an Indian citizenship holder could also become a member of the parliament, he opined.

He maintained that dual nationals were barred by the Constitution to become members of the parliament.

Responding to a question, Rehman said that the JUI-F was against the resumption of Nato supplies, adding that the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) leadership did not contact his party before proceeding with their long march.

The JUI (F) would observe July 13 as a day of protest against the resumption of supplies, Fazl announced.


Mohammed+Abbasi | 10 years ago | Reply

Mullahs are feeling scared so I must support this bill!

Nand | 10 years ago | Reply

Put in the India factor and you immediately get notice and a vote bank. Still relying on Indian help. Pity.

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