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FIA report reveals names of election candidates holding dual nationalities

ISLAMABAD: Scrutinising credentials of electoral candidates, the Election Commission of Pakistan has identified more than 100 election candidates holding dual nationalities. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) reported precisely identified that the number of aspiring lawmakers stands at 122. Of the total 21,482 candidates for the national and provincial assemblies, the ECP has mentioned over 100 dual nationals and 2,178 defaulters from the list. The FIA in its report pointed out anomalies found in 49 nomination…

ECP notifies newly elected senators barring dual nationals

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday issued the notifications of the newly elected senators expect for those who allegedly holds dual nationalities. The commission issued the notifications of 47 senators-elect after they submitted details of their assets. Those who have been notified included eight senators-elect from Punjab, 12 from Sindh, 10 from Balochistan, 11 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two from Islamabad and four from the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The electoral body…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards arrest more dual nationals

LONDON: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have arrested at least 30 dual nationals during the past two years, mostly on spying charges, according to lawyers, diplomats and relatives, twice as many as earlier reported by local or international media. The number marks a sharp rise since 2015, when an international nuclear deal raised hopes of detente with the West. In the years before that the number of dual nationals detained at any given time was in single figures. It also points up a new trend as a majority of those…