Islamabad Politics Report/ Moazzam Raza Tabassam: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has submitted a report regarding election candidates possessing dual nationalities to the Election Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad Politics reported.
The election commission has forwarded the report to the returning officers for further action.
According to the source , FIA report was named the one hundred and twenty two candidates of National and provincial assemblies hold nationalities of the US, Australia, Britain, Singapore and Canada.
The report included the names of Former Sindh CM and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Murad Ali Shah, Pak Sarzameen Party’s (PSP) Fauzia Kasuri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Faisal Vawda.
The report cited that PPP’s Murad is a Canadian national, while PSP’s Kasuri and PTI’s Wada are US citizen, Source told.
The FIA report further says that 60 electoral candidates hold a British passport, 26 candidates are American nationals, while 24 have a Canadian nationality.
Candidates who are dual nationals have to give up their foreign passports in order to contest the election.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday announced that over 2,100 of the electoral candidates are defaulters.
A list received from the State Bank of Pakistan revealed that 383 candidates who had submitted their nomination papers had defaulted in loan repayments.
At least 1,500 individuals were declared defaulters by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), whereas 310 others have outstanding dues to Sui Southern Gas Limited (SSGL).