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Government opposes citizenship to Pakistani women’s foreign spouses

ISLAMABAD – The government is opposed to the grant of citizenship to the foreigners who are married to Pakistani women as it believes the permission would pave the way for back-door entry of anti-state elements into the country.
Interior Secretary Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry told the National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior on Monday that the same kind of proposal was rejected by the then standing committee on interior and the law ministry in 2005 on similar grounds of

203 given Pakistani citizenship since 2008

ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of the Parliament was informed on Tuesday that around 203 foreigners had been given citizenship of Pakistan from 2008 hitherto.
State Minister for Interior Tasneem Qureshi, answering questions said citizenship had been granted in accordance with the provisions of Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951 and Naturalization Act 1926 after observing all legal formalities, including security clearance.
Giving year-wise breakup, the minister said around 134