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Saturday Oct 26 2019
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NADRA cancels citizenship of JUI-F leader Hafiz Hamdullah

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The National Database and Registration Authority on Saturday cancelled the citizenship of former Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam - Fazl (JUI-F) senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah and labelled the politician a 'confirmed alien'.

The news came to the forefront after Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) directed TV channels not to invite former JUI-F Senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah as a guest on TV shows.

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The Pemra notification referenced a NADRA letter dated October 11 that affirmed that the JUI-F leader was not a citizen of Pakistan.

The notification also stated that NADRA had cancelled the CNIC of the JUI-F leader. This would mean that the former senator is no longer a citizen of Pakistan.

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Maulana Hamdullah had been elected as an MPA from Balochistan in the 2002 General Elections on a Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal ticket, and served as Provisional Health Minister from 2002 till 2005. 

In March 2012 he was elected to the Senate on a general seat as a JUI-F candidate. His tenure ended in March of last year.