Dual nationality case: PML-N MNA Sabeen Rizvi resigns
ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza on Monday accepted the resignation of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Sabeen Rizvi pertaining to the dual nationality case, DawnNews reported.
Rizvi’s resignation has been sent to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for further action.
The ECP had set a deadline of Nov 30 for parliamentarians and MPAs to submit declarations on their dual nationality.
After the resignation of four MNAs and six MPAs, there are still at least six lawmakers who have yet to submit their affidavits.
MNAs Aziz Sheikh of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Dr Donya Aziz of Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) had argued before the EC that they didn’t acquire foreign citizenship, but were born there.
Therefore, in total the EC now has to deal with six lawmakers who have so far kept silent about their dual nationality.
They are: Maulana Mohammad Qasim of Muttahida Mahaz Asatiza Pakistan (MMAP), Syed Allauddin and Chaudhry Tassadduq Masud Khan of PPP, Sabeen Rizvi and Dr Araish Kumar of PML-N and Senator Malik Salahuddin Dogar of PPP.