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.
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Mullahs are feeling scared so I must support this bill!
Put in the India factor and you immediately get notice and a vote bank. Still relying on Indian help. Pity.
These hate mongers know that both India and Pakistan do not have dual nationality among them. He is talking without any sense just like most hate mongers. Now it is becoming increasingly clear what do mullahs and rightwing leaders want. The common citizens have to decide who do they favor in Pakistan, mullahs and rightwing or secular democratic forces? Like Memo, Kerry-Lugar, degree holders, Ray Davis and all these non issued come and then subside. This is also a non issue and is not going to help the plight of poor Pakistanis either way. People need basic necessities and not manufactured issues.
The contempt bill has been passed by parliament - all in a matter of days. The bill to regulate the illegal cutting of trees is waiting for over two years. If this is democracy we would be much better without it.
India does not allow dual nationality and Pakistan does not have any accord with India for dual citizenship.Maulana speaking without full knowledge
You can certainly restrict the dual citizenship to certain countries. India also has done that. Specifically, a Pakistani citizen cannot have dual Indian nationality. Pakistan can have similar well defined laws. I am not advocating for dual nationals t become parliament members in Pakistan. That is really something that the Pakistani people should decide taking pros and cons into ccount.My only point is don't drag India into this decision.
@haris: "As far as I am aware, India does not permit dual nationality, hence this playing to the masses re India is pointless."
Your statement would have been a 100% true until a few years back. Now India does permit dual citizenship for citizens of a few countries. But dual citizens at this time are not allowed to contest elections that is for sure.
As far as I am aware, India does not permit dual nationality, hence this playing to the masses re India is pointless.
So?! I'd drag myself to the booth and vote for an Indian if I know he/she is honest, has good intentions for Pakistan (being a Pakistani national too, it is very much possible) and would do good for this country. Unlike you lot who have done nothing but harm this country in your glorious decades of corruption.
What a pathetic excuse to oppose the bill
So India had to be brought in the frame. Paranoia or lack of common sense?