Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday ordered Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Founder Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri to submit the documents pertaining to Canadian nationality as it is pertinent for the court to know in order to proceed further.
A three-member bench of the apex court, comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justices Gulzar Ahmed and Sheikh Azmat Saeed, heard that Qadri’s petition for the reconstitution of the ECP.
During the hearing, Qadri said it was his first appearance before the Supreme Court, adding that he had taken part in the restoration of the judiciary.
The bench inquired Qadri over his nationality, which the chief justice said was pertinent for the court to know in order to proceed further with the case.
The Chief Justice asked Qadri to talk about his case and first of all satisfy the court over what legal justifications he had for filing the petition and what was his right of claim?
While talking to media outside the SC, Qadri said that the Pakistani constitution allows voters to hold dual nationality.
“The law prohibits only elected representatives from holding dual nationality. However, according to the law, a Pakistani voter can hold nationalities of certain countries,” he said.