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SC declares Senate membership of two PML-N leaders void

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified two PML-N leaders – former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi and Haroon Akhtar Khan - as members of the Senate over dual nationality. A seven-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold election to these two Senate seats afresh. It held that both the PML-N leaders possessed foreign nationality at the time of submission of their nomination papers for the…