SC orders ECP to halt notifications of senators-elect with dual nationality | Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered that the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) cease the notification of the declaration of the victory of four persons in the elections to the Senate on Saturday for possession of two nationalities.
Judge Sakib Nisar, today, also noted that in recent elections to the Supreme Chamber, senators with dual nationalities were elected, but he said he did not know about his names.
The court decided to stop the notice after the Attorney General told the court that four senators, namely Sadia Abassi, Harun Akhtar, Nujat Sadiq and Chaudhry Sarvar
Sarvar belongs to Pakistan Tehreek-e -Insaf (PTI), and the remaining three – from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
The top court issued notifications to four senators to clarify their positions after the ECP stated that some of them had already submitted affidavits to the commission, having renounced their dual citizenship.
The court, however, said that the senators still must appear and clean their records.
Earlier today, the secretariat established that 22 ministries are part of 43 divisions.
According to a report submitted to the Supreme Court, the number of civil servants with dual citizenship is 64 in Punjab, five in Sindh, nine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), eight in Balochistan, 28 in Azad Kashmir and one in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Judge Nisar during the hearing said that any civil servant found guilty of hiding information about dual citizenship would be removed from their office. He also noted that the judges of the Supreme Court were not allowed to retain dual citizenship because of the sensitive nature of their work.
He said that the data concerning the dual citizenship of civil servants is very important.
. After questioning the number of double citizens in the prime minister's secretariat, the CJP called the chief secretary of the prime minister
Senators refuse to approve
Chaudhry Sarwar said he gave up his dual nationality in 2013.
The leader of the PML-N Saad Rafik also wrote on Twitter that Nuzhat Sadik had renounced his citizenship in the US in 2012.
Nuzhat confirmed the same thing during a conversation with Geo News.
The Pakistan Muslim NWAWA League (PML-N) supported independent candidates in a bag of 15 seats in the Senate across the country in elections to the upper house of parliament held on March 3.
The opposition People's Party of Pakistan (PPS), which controlled the Senate, managed to retain 10 seats from Sindh and two from the KP.
In addition, the PTI packed five seats from the KP. The party won three common seats and one in the category of women and technocrats. In addition, Chaudhry Sarwar took a place in the general category from the Punjab