Constitution bars dual nationals from becoming parliamentarians: Fazl
PESHAWAR: Chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman said here on Monday that his party would not support the proposed contempt of court and dual nationality bills being introduced by the treasury benches in the parliament.
Speaking to media representatives, he alleged that that the said bills were being ratified to protect a handful of people.
If dual nationals were allowed to contest elections, it would mean that someday an Indian citizen could also become a member of the parliament, he opined.
He maintained that dual nationals were barred by the constitution to become a member of the parliament.
To a question he said the JUI-F was against the resumption of Nato supplies, adding that the Difa-i-Pakistan Coucil (DPC) leadership did not contact his party before proceeding on for their long march.
The JUI-F would observe July 13 as a day of protest against the resumption of supplies, Fazl added.