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SC permits senators-elect with dual nationality to vote for Senate chairmanship

By Abid Khan/Web DESK LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday (today) granted permission to senators-elect, who believed to possess dual nationality, to cast votes in the upcoming election for the Senate chairman on March 12. A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, of the apex court head the suo motu case at Lahore Registry. The bench directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to issue notification of the four winning candidates from ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz…

Nadia Gabol, Farahnaz earn court’s ire over absence in dual nationality case

KARACHI: A local court on Saturday expressed displeasure over the absence of Pakistan Peoples Party leaders Nadia Gabol and Farahnaz Ispahani during the hearing of a case pertaining to their dual nationality. The Session Judge South directed the prosecution to produce the witnesses in the next hearing to record their testimonies against the PPP leaders in the case. Gabol’s lawyer told the court that his client couldn’t appear in the case owing to the death of one of her relatives. However, Ispahani’s advocate said…

Ninth Australian lawmaker quits as citizenship crisis widens

SYDNEY: A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a widening constitutional crisis that has already cost the government its majority. The resignation of Skye Kakoschke-Moore, one of three senators in the center-right Nick Xenophon Team, over the surprise revelation that she was a British citizen by descent, does not affect the government’s position in the upper house. “Their advice was extremely surprising to me,” Kakoschke-Moore told…

No harm in dual-nationality, says Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claimed that there is no harm in holding dual-nationality, ARY News reports on Friday. He said that it is legal to hold two nationality at once. He added that a law will be formed to determine its legal status if needed.