ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Thursday remarked if Parliamentarian are not prevented from holding dual nationality then the influx of imported premiers would continue.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the proceedings of the dual nationality case.
No one appeared before the court on behalf of Member National Assembly (MNA) Farhat Mehmood, Members Provincial Assembly (MPA’s) Nadia Gabol and Dr. Ashraf.
Anwar Mansoor, who is counsel of Rehman Malik, told SC that they could not present nationality renouncement form because the British lawyer is on leave to Spain.
The court said it has been asking for nationality renouncement form of Rehman Malik for the last 11 hearings.
A petitioner Waheed Anjum Advocate presented evidences regarding dual nationalities of MPA Tariq Alona and MNA Zahid Iqbal by submitting photocopies of their passports.
He said MPA Nadia Gabol and MPA Khadim Nazir hold British nationality.
The SC then said the photocopies of passports provided are unclear and remarked if Waheed Anjum was found guilty, then his license would be suspended.
Waseem Sajjad, counsel of Farah Naz Isphahani, said lots of the overseas Pakistanis would be affected if the court continues to interpret in this particular fashion.
Justice Jawad S. Khawaja said overseas Pakistani’s are loyal and send 13 billion dollars to the country.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said law allows general public to hold dual nationalities but it prevents parliamentarians from holding dual nationalities and they can’t amend the constitution for interests of 10 to 15 people.
The court issued notices to absent respondents and adjourned the hearing till Monday.