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Shahbaz files written reply on dual nationality allegation

Rejecting the allegation levelled against him by Raja Riaz that he holds dual nationality, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has filed his written reply in the Supreme Court. Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz had accused Shahbaz of holding dual nationality. In this connection, the SC had directed Shahbaz and Riaz to file written replies. In his written reply, Shahbaz said, “I am a Pakistani citizen by birth and I have no dual citizenship. During the period of my exile, former president Pervez Musharraf had refused to renew the passport. I wanted to fly to the UK from Saudi Arabia with regards to my cancer treatment and an offer for foreign passport was also made to me during this period but I refused to accept it.” “Raja Riaz gave a false statement against me and misguided the court. He remained no more truthful and ‘amin’ therefore, he should be penalised under Article 62-1/F of the constitution for levelling false allegation against me and case be dispensed with against me,” he pleaded. A copy of the affidavit submitted to the Election Commission was also enclosed with the written reply.

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