Pak SC disqualifies Rehman Malik over dual nationality
Islamabad: In fresh troubles for Pakistani Executive, Pakistan Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified Interior Minister Rehman Malik along with 11 other parliamentarians over the issue of dual nationality.
Ten other members disqualified by the apex court include Farha Naz Ispahani, Zahid Iqbal, Jamil Malik, Farhat Mehmood Khan, Nadia Gabol, Amna Buttar, Ahmed Ali Shah, Wasim Qadir, Naeem Qasim, Ashraf Chauhan and Muhammad Ikhlaq, reports Express Tribune.
The Supreme Court in its verdict over dual nationality issue ruled out that all eleven MPs holding dual nationality were ineligible to retain public offices and said that they were being disqualified under Article 62 and Article 63 of the Constitution.
The court also called for recalling all the facilities provided to these parliament members.
Rehman Malik was declared ineligible for misrepresentation of facts in his 2008 declaration.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was directed by the bench to initiate proceedings against the lawmakers as they had “committed perjury with respect to their oaths”. The bench also ordered ECP to take oaths again from all MPs.
As per the apex court order, the government has been instructed to withdraw the amount of money spent on the salaries and perks of the disqualified members and deposit the same into the national treasury.
With Agency Inputs
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Analysis of Indus water treaty between India and Pakistan
- DNA: US army's joint exercise with Indian Army and their consolation on Uri attack
- India- America joint military exercise begins in Ranikhet
- India to activate laser walls on LOC to stop infiltration
- Panel discussion on 'Most Favoured Nation' status India accorded to Pakistan in 1996
- Five takeaways from Sushma Swaraj's speech at UN General Assembly
- Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone offers 10 GB data at 1 GB rate
- 7 scenarios Pak will face directly if India scraps Indus Waters Treaty – Read details
- REALITY CHECK of WhatsApp message: How common man can sign petition to declare Pakistan a terror state
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs