SLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified two senators belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for possessing dual nationality.
A larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to de-notify Saadia Abbasi, the sister of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Haroon Akhtar as members of the Parliament.
The court held that both the PML-N leaders possessed foreign nationality at the time of submission of their nomination papers for the Senate election held in March this year.
The Supreme Court is also hearing a petition against Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar for possessing dual nationality. The PTI leader, however, maintains he has already surrendered his British nationality.
The court has directed the Pakistan Foreign Ministry to verify Sarwar’s details from the British Foreign Office within six weeks.