IHC seeks comments on Afghan national’s plea seeking Pak nationality
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday sought comments from interior ministry and other respondents in a case filed by an Afghan national seeking Pakistani citizenship.
Justice Ghulam Azam Qambrani conducted the hearing on a petition moved by an Afghan origin man residing in Pakistan.
At the outset of hearing, the petitioner’s counsel Umer Gilanni advocate adopted the stance that everyone who born in Pakistan was its citizen in accordance of Citizenship Act 1951.
He contended that the National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) had violated the country’s law and deprived his client from his basic right after not issuing the computerized national identity card (CNIC).
He said his client had to face issues for not having a valid CNIC.
After this, the bench served notices to principal secretary to the prime minister, NADRA, interior ministry and immigration director general seeking reply within two weeks. - APP