LHC moved against ban on dual nationals from holding govt jobs


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday was moved against the ban on dual nationals from holding government jobs.

As per the details, a petition filed by a Pakistani-British, Dr Adeel Anwar, stated that Pakistani citizens holding dual nationality have the right to vote, invest, marry and start businesses in Pakistan, and the decision to bar them from holding government posts was an act of “discrimination”.

“As per the constitution, discriminatory behaviour cannot be adopted for any individual of the state,” the petition maintained. “Hence, the decision of refusing government jobs to dual nationals should be declared null and void.”

It is pertinent to mention here that in December 2018, the Supreme Court (SC) had declared that individuals holding dual nationality could not retain top government posts, pointing out that they would either have to choose the government job or their foreign citizenship.