Dual nationality: Dr Asim Hussain resigns from Senate

Published: October 23, 2012


ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain resigned from Senate on Tuesday, Express News reported.

According to Saama.tv, Hussain resigned because of his dual nationality.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had asked the Interior Ministry to verify the names of dual national lawmakers. The list included Hussain’s name.

The apex court had also deemed 11 parliamentarians disqualified for holding dual nationalities.

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  • Maher
    Oct 23, 2012 - 4:01PM

    Very goodRecommend

  • ishrat salim
    Oct 23, 2012 - 6:24PM

    Pakistan is a funny country….

    1 ) Dr Asim is a physician by Profession, but holds ministry of Petroluem

    2) Dr Ashiq Awan is also a physician by Profession but was holding ministry of Information

    Funny..is not it ?

    these dual nationals should be behind bars, if they did similar mis-declaration in their new country, but they had the cheek to take our country for a ride…

    then, we have people who supports dual nationals & have criticised SC decisions on this issue, although the ruling by SC is as per what our constitution clause 63 1 – C says….

    funny…is not it ?


  • helping out
    Oct 23, 2012 - 7:02PM

    @Ishrat actually its not funny at all. Dr. Asim should be gone, not because he is a dual national, but because he is incompetent and corrupt. Pakistan has been an unstable nation for more than half of its existence. Often times even when we did have an elected government, the political victimization continued. Many politicians sought out foreign nationality as a hedge against future victimization. That being said, this time around it seems that democracy is here to stay, but we cannot change a culture and a thinking overnight. As a developing country we need to be able to bring in the best that we can to help us get ahead. Most of the best, sadly, have moved elsewhere. Govt, should pass a law that allows duel nationals for 10 years, once we have established that we can be good at this democracy thing, and built our nation a bit, then you come down hard and fast on anyone who keeps the duel nationality, until then, duels have to make it clear that they are duel. Failure to disclose or deliberate cover up of it, would lead to disqualification, financial penalty and jail time.


    Oct 23, 2012 - 7:41PM

    @above both of you are right according to your view point.but at least the people of Pakistan will not suffer from the incompetency of Dr asim ,as he has shaken the whole industries and above all the people of pakistan by having petroleum prices reviewed on weekly basis ,creating uncertainty in the minds of people and moreover he has made CNG almost equal to Petrol .( it should not be done because linking GAS with petrol prices does not make any sense at all as Pakistan 85% requirements of petroleum is met by importing them while on the other hand Gas in our own production and so it has to be of benefit to the people not to CORPORATIONS GIANTS LIKE SNGPL AND SSGL .increasing gas prices would benefit the companies and governments ( by increasing their Reveune and profit margin ) not the people .it can be evident the in Pakistan once the prices is raised ( like for public transport ) it would never drop to its orignal price when the prices are reduces by government and nobody is monitoring them at all.


    Oct 23, 2012 - 7:50PM

    Amazing ..the guys will sacrifice Pakistan for passports…goes a long way in showing their loyalties…..


  • Rana Amjad
    Oct 23, 2012 - 9:00PM

    We surely are very fhunny people!Recommend

  • Ishrat salim
    Oct 23, 2012 - 9:23PM


    What do you expect from a physician ? Pakistan is a funny country….


  • Kamran Naqvi
    Oct 23, 2012 - 10:24PM

    A smart attempt by another dual national of PPP following the formula of Rehman Malik; resign from the Senate, get re-elected and take a “fresh oath” under Article 63-(1)-C. But what about the lie that he has already said under oath?? Who will punish them for FALSE DECLARATION??


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