Suspended PML-Q MNA submits list of 20 dual nationals to SC

MNA requests court to hold on benefit reimbursement process until final verdict.

Web Desk January 21, 2013
PML-Q Shahnaz Sheikh was suspended in October 2012 for holding dual nationality. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Former Member of National Assembly (MNA) Shahnaz Sheikh has submitted a list of 20 MNAs with dual nationality to the Supreme Court, Express News reported on Monday.

Sheikh mentioned the names in a letter written to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

Belonging to Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q), Sheikh’s membership was suspended by the Supreme Court in October 2012 for holding Australian nationality while being a Pakistani national and a member of the National Assembly.

In her letter, Sheikh requested the court to put the procedure - aimed at reimbursing benefits enjoyed by dual national MNAs - on hold until the case's final verdict is out.

The list included names of Asim Hussain, Raza Haroon, Shahbeen Rizvi, Tayib Hussain, Fauzia Ejaz and Jameel Ashraf.


Pakistan Lover | 10 years ago | Reply

@ Jiyala Do you know the nationality of Sanam Bhutto, real sister of Benazir and daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto? She is also a British citizen... So let's not generalise it for "Bhuttos". Anyone who obtains dual-nationality can be and must be questioned for patriotism. He or she must be barred from holding any public office in Pakistan. @ClueGeek Is sending money to Pakistan the barometer for service to the nation? If so, IMF being the largest contributor of foreign exchange should be "elected" as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Nasir Abbas | 10 years ago | Reply chory or sena zory. Action be taken on the list provided by Mrs. Shaiks
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