A bill to ban judges with dual citizenship has been submitted to the National Assembly Secretariat

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A bill to ban judges with dual citizenship has been submitted to the National Assembly Secretariat
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A bill to ban judges with dual citizenship has been submitted to the National Assembly Secretariat

Islamabad: A constitutional amendment bill was submitted to the National Assembly to prohibit the appointment of a person holding dual citizenship and citizenship of another country as a judge of the Supreme Court and High Court.

According to Express News, this bill has been submitted to the National Assembly Secretariat by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Member of Assembly Noor Alam Khan. The bill proposes amendments to Articles 177, 193 and 208 of the Constitution.

The bill states that no person shall be appointed a judge of the Supreme Court if he holds dual citizenship or citizenship of another country, amending Article 177 of the Constitution.

Under the bill, Article 193 of the Constitution has been sought to be amended, saying that a person cannot be a judge of the High Court if he holds dual citizenship or citizenship of another country.

The bill states that Article 208 of the Constitution should be amended so that the officers and employees of the courts cannot be appointed as officers or employees in any court if they hold dual citizenship or citizenship of another country.

The bill states that judges of the Supreme Court and High Court should have stakes in the country in which they hold office in an authority. There is a need to ensure the loyalty of judges to the state.

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