Dual national Pakistanis allowed to contest elections

In a federal cabinet meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan,  the government has decided to allow dual national Pak­is­tanis to contest elections. Keeping the PM’s vision to utilise talent and resources of overseas Pakistanis, five major regulatory bodies were brought under the cabinet to approve a proposal for removing the column of profession from the national passport.

The PM had set up a committee representing ministries of foreign affairs, interior, parliamentary affairs and overseas Pakistanis to suggest a mechanism to remove hurdles in the way of dual nationals becoming legislators.

Source: Dawn