Dual nationals cannot hold party posts: Election Commission

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Dual nationals cannot hold party posts: Election Commission

February 25, 2013 – Updated 1753 PKT
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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that dual nationals cannot hold any post within a political party.

According to the ECP, the same rules which apply for parliamentarians under the Political Order 2002 are also applicable on individuals seeking party posts.

The ECP was reviewing a petition filed against the agreement signed between the government and Tahirul Qadri. Petitioner Engineer Jameel Malik, Chairman of CPP in his stance contended that there was no legal bearing of the agreement and under the constitution a dual national could not hold a political party post. The ECP said that Tahirul Qadri did not hold any position within the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), following which the petition was withdrawn.

Meanwhile, the ECP dismissed a petition pertaining to the ineligibility of Sardar Yar Muhamamd Rind.

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