Dual nationality: ECP drops reference against 35 members of Punjab Assembly

ECP cannot take action based on informal accusations, says member ECP

Web Desk February 07, 2013
ECP dismisses reference due to lack of evidence. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday dismissed a reference filed against the dual nationality of members of Punjab Assembly on account of lack of evidence, Express News reported.

During the reference heard by Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, former ambassador Asif Ezdi, was asked to provide evidence to prove that the lawmakers held dual nationalities. He replied that he filed the petition based on media reports published about the intelligence agencies.

The member ECP told him that action could not be taken based on informal media news.

The ECP was also provided statements by 28 members of the Punjab Assembly saying they did not hold dual nationality.

Earlier, on Febraury 5, ECP had issued notices to 22 members of Punjab Assembly in relation to the dual nationality case and announced discussing the reference on February 7.


Jibran | 8 years ago | Reply

SC was handing down verdicts based on media reports and news "analyses". Who's wrong?

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