Dual nationality: Six members of Sindh assembly resign

Published: December 1, 2012
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Two of ministers who resigned belonged to MQM, while the other two belonged to the ruling PPP. PHOTO: FILE

Two of ministers who resigned belonged to MQM, while the other two belonged to the ruling PPP. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Sindh assembly members have sent in their resignations to the Speaker after they failed to file affidavits with the election commission proving they were not dual nationals, Express News reported on Saturday.

Express News correspondent Shah Waliullah said that among those who had filed their Sindh Minister for Finance Murad Ali Shah, Sindh IT minister Raza Haroon, Sindh minister for sports Mohammad Ali Shah, and Minister for Technical Education and Mines and Minerals Sadiq Memon, in addition to Sindh Assembly members Askari Taqvi and Abdul Moiz Siddiqui.

Haroon and Mohammad Ali Shah belong to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement while Murad Ali Shah and Sadiq Memon are members of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party.

Waliullah added that he spoke to the Provincial election commissioner Sonu Khan Baloch who confirmed that the MPAs had resigned and has received an official notification in this regard.

The Election Commission of Pakistan’s deadline to file affidavits expired on Friday, November 30. As many as 16 lawmakers from the national and provincial assemblies had failed to file their affidavits.

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  • Liberal Punjabi
    Dec 1, 2012 - 11:29PM

    Many of them belong to MQM. Surprised? They lied to public for so many years. They are citizens of UK I think

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  • Reasonable
    Dec 1, 2012 - 11:34PM

    Loyal and patriotic leaders who present themselves as selfless … really shameless

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  • Kamal
    Dec 2, 2012 - 12:03AM

    Brilliant! The SC & ECP need to keep working together to cleanse the pakistani political arena!

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 2, 2012 - 12:45AM

    With the resignations of the dual national Assemblies Members, Pakistan has started going on the right track.

    What Pakistan needs is full Pakistanis and not the half.

    PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

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  • Bilal.
    Dec 2, 2012 - 1:05AM

    The liars should be sent to jail.This nation deserves better!!

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  • Blind
    Dec 2, 2012 - 1:14AM

    What about Rehman Malik of Sindh ?

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  • us
    Dec 2, 2012 - 2:44AM

    Deserves rigorous imprisonment.

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  • tariq
    Dec 2, 2012 - 4:14AM

    This makes clear that they r here just for perk and privileges. They can leave even ministerial post but not ready to b pakistani.

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  • Dec 2, 2012 - 8:19AM

    How can these persons expect to win in elections if they are operating at opposites to the Constitution? Is anything possible in Pakistan???
    Yes sir and no sir and thank you very much. Because, in the next election whenever they take place, my vote will only be for a desi Pakistani party that has no ‘dual nationals.’ Is that possible??? Salams

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  • Mirza
    Dec 2, 2012 - 9:24AM

    With the resignation of these “foreigners” I am sure the corruption and mis-rule is gone from the province. It appears that people with Pakistan only nationality are all angels and people with dual nationality devils and all corrupt. Let us see how it works out for the poor?

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  • SK
    Dec 2, 2012 - 11:40AM

    I believe limit of shamelessness is the fact that they all enjoyed govt perks for so many years and when time came to choose between their allegience to Pakistan and their other country, they simply chose other country, this is the extent of their loyalty to Pakistan

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  • Kamran Naqvi
    Dec 2, 2012 - 1:04PM

    Both PPP and MQM ethnic parties know how to flout the Law … All these resignees will soon be inducted as “Advisor” in the Sindh Cabinet by corrupt coalition government.
    The implementation of law should be across the board and these Dual Nationals should not only be disqualified for lying but they should be made to repay all perks & prevail ages they enjoyed for 4 years should be taken back with interest !!

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  • DevilHunterX
    Dec 2, 2012 - 7:54PM

    @Mirza:
    The poor are wondering how these dual nationals will understand their pain and suffering.Recommend

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