Article 62, 63 not binding on interim premier, says ECP


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Friday that the caretaker prime minister (PM) is not obligated to adhere to articles 62 and 63 of the constitution.
According to article 62, an individual cannot be qualified to be a member of Parliament unless he is an honest and loyal citizen of Pakistan and is enrolled as a voter in any electoral roll. However, article 63 says that any member of Parliament can be disqualified if he ceases to be a citizen of Pakistan, or acquires the citizenship of a foreign state and has been convicted by a court.
Articles 62 and 63 are binding only for Parliament members, ECP member Shehzad Akbar said.
He further said the constitution did not constrain the caretaker PM from having a dual nationality.