Ban Dual Nationals from Judiciary Sought

News Desk2 weeks ago

The proposed bill, put out by MNA Noor Alam Khan of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan, proposed changes to Articles 177, 193, and 208 of the 1973 Constitution.

The proposed measure states that no one with dual citizenship or nationality may be nominated to the Supreme Court or any of the High Courts as a judge.

Through the draft, the National Assembly was also asked to prohibit dual nationals from being appointed, much alone employed, at any court.

The measure stipulated that “those having dual nationality or citizenship of another country should not be appointed to any court.”

The bill’s sponsor, Noor Alam Khan, insisted that the purpose of the measure is to “ensure” judges’ allegiance to the state in accordance with the Constitution.

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Earlier on May 3, Federal Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar opened up a ‘proposal’ to extend the tenure of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa.

The law minister in a statement said that proposals are being circulated related to the tenure of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. “I will not vehemently turn down the proposals related to the tenure of the Chief Justice,” he added.

Azam Nazeer Tarar said that the parliamentary committee’s role in judges’ appointments is nothing more than a ‘rubber stamp’. He said that after the 19th constitutional amendment, the parliamentary committee’s role in judges’ appointments has become like a rubber stamp.

It is important to note that, with Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa scheduled to retire on October 25, 2024, the federal government is “considering” consolidating the position for a three-year term.

According to sources who spoke with ARY News, if the government decides to consolidate the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s term for three years, it will propose changes to the Constitution.

According to sources, a committee that was established for this purpose has begun working on the constitutional modification. After the Seante elections, a decision will be made in this regard.

According to the Constitution, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) and each of the other Judges of the Supreme Court shall be appointment by the President in accordance with Article 175A.

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