Tag: Dual

ECP to launch action against MPs with dual nationality

ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced that it would initiate a legal action against the parliamentarians having dual nationality. After holding consultations with political parties, ECP Secretary Ishtiak Ahmed Khan told a press conference that under Article 63 of the constitution, dual nationality holders could not become members of the Parliament.
"Currently, the ECP have no record of the MPs with dual nationality; however, we are working in

Dual office case deferred till February 14

LAHORE - A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday adjourned proceedings to several petitions challenging dual office held by President Asif Ali Zardari. The four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry deferred hearing till February 14 for hearing detailed arguments by petitioner counsel, AK Dogar on questions threatening Zardari's eligibility.
During proceedings on Wednesday Dogar was arguing that Asif Ali Zardari faced pre-election

LHC adjourns proceedings on president’s dual office case

LAHORE - A full bench of Lahore High Court adjourned proceedings on petitions challenging President Asif Ali Zardari's dual offices for one day. The bench was hearing detailed arguments of the petitioner counsel AK Dogar who will continue arguing his case on Tuesday against Zardari as court time ended on Monday.
A K Dogar may take few more days to complete constitutional deliberations on the President's dual offices. The petitions against President Zardari were filed by Pakistan

Govt to axe officials with dual nationality

PESHAWAR - A decision has been made to fire government employees of Grade-15 to 22 who have dual nationality, including four from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Ministry of Defence directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief secretary, IG and Home Secretary as well as officials from FIA, NADRA and other organisations to obtain affidavits from those who have dual nationality and details of their unofficial foreign visits.

Zardari dual office case – Manto says rules don’t apply to...

LAHORE - Amicus Curie Abid Hassan Manto informed a Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench on Thursday that rules applying to a government servant do not apply to the president and the constitution does not bar the head of state from being a member of a political party. He told the bench that the president, being a symbol of the federation, should not indulge in political activities.
After hearing arguments, the full bench headed by LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and

LHC adjourns hearing of Zardari dual office petition

LAHORE - A Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench on Wednesday heard arguments of amicus curie in identical petitions challenging dual office of President Asif Ali Zardari and adjourned its hearing until today (Thursday). Abid Hassan Manto, the amicus curie, in his arguments submitted that there is no constitutional clause that might bar the president from being member of a political party. "But, president being symbol of the federation should not let the Presidency be used for political

Bench hearing Zardari dual office case stands dissolved

LAHORE - With appointment of Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman as Islamabad High Court (IHC) chief justice, the Lahore High Court (LHC) bench hearing the dual office case of President Asif Ali Zardari stands dissolved and would be reconstituted to resume the case's hearing on January 10.
Justice Hameed was one of the five members on the bench, headed by LHC CJ Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry while Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan were also

Dual taxation hits mutual funds growth

JAVED MAHMOOD: The dual collection of the Capital Gains Tax from the investors of the mutual funds was not only discouraging the growth of this sector, but also keeping investors away.
The government is collecting CGT at the time of the sale/purchase of the units of the mutual funds and this tax is deducted again from the profit of the investors. This was an injustice to investors and whole the sector, CEO/Managing Director Pak-Oman Asset Management Company Hina Ghazanfar told

Zardari dual office case – LHC adjourns hearing until January 10

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a petition challenging President Asif Ali Zardari's co-chairmanship of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP). LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry is heading the five-member bench hearing the petition. Petitioner AK Dogar presented his final arguments saying that Zardari could not hold a political office while being the president. "Implementing the constitution in letter and spirit can bring a political and

PML-N has dual stance on GST: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Law Minister Babar Awan on Saturday said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz changed it stance on the General Sales Tax (GST) in public.
Talking to media at the Supreme Court building, he said the PML-N had a different stance on GST during the meeting of Council of Common Interests. Some politicians paid Rs 5,000 (income) tax despite earning millions, he added.
The minister said the appointment of the Supreme Court judges would be transparent and the criticism