Dual nationality: SC suspends membership of 2 MQM lawmakers
Wednesday Jul 04, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has suspended the membership of MQM MNA Farhat Muhammad Khan and MQM MPA from Sindh, Nadia Gabol for having dual nationality, Geo News reported.
The court then adjourned the hearing of dual nationality case for two weeks.
The SC had already suspended the memberships of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Malik Jamil Awan, PPP's Zahid Iqbal, Farahnaz Ispahani – MNA and spouse of Hussain Haqqani and Rehman Malik, former interior minister for holding dual nationalities.
A three member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain heard a petition seeking disqualification of parliamentarians holding dual nationality here on Tuesday and suspended Malik Jamil Awan NA membership due to his Dutch citizenship.
Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi had filed a petition in the court, requesting to direct the ECP to obtain the complete record of parliamentarians who held dual nationalities, pleading that the court disqualify such parliamentarians and restraining them from contesting the next general elections.