|SC suspends 2 MQM lawmakers, cabinet approves dual nationality bill|
04 July 2012
Islamabad: The Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) government, which remains reluctant to address people’s miseries , hurriedly swings in action to protect vested interest of politicians.
It was evident from the federal cabinet’s Wednesday move when it went on approving a draft bill providing legal cover to politicians holding dual nationalities.
According to reports, the bill was not included in the agenda but the cabinet discussed and approved it, making no delay.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had suspended membership of lawmakers of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawa, the Pakistan People’s Party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan Muslim-League-Q.
Rehman Malik and Farahnaz Isfahani were prominent among those who lost their membership due to dual nationality.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday (today) suspended membership of Nadia Gabol and Farhat Muhammad Khan of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.
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The power supply to affected parts of Sindh and Balochistan have also resumed following the removal of technical faults.
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|Deal with IMF now will be self-defeating: Sartaj|
25 May 2013
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