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Pakistanis holding dual nationality can now contest elections

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Cabinet with PM in the chair, has today decided here today to allow Pakistanis holding dual nationality to contest elections. 

A Committee has also been formed to initiate the process of required legal amendments in order to transform the decision into reality. 

The Cabinet noted that overseas Pakistanis must be provided an opportunity to actively take part in the political arena too.  



Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan briefs Media about Cabinet Meeting: 

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Federal Cabinet has paid tribute to Prime Minister for his successful visit to the United States. Briefing the media in Karachi about cabinet meeting decisions, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the federal cabinet endorsed ECC decisions and discussed ten point agenda.

PM has directed to remove hurdles in granting right to vote to Overseas Pakistanis.  The Prime Minister took notice of delay in granting vote of right to overseas Pakistanis. He also directed to bridge gap between employer and employee. The wage board committee has been asked to give its recommendations in 180 days. She said the Prime Minister envisions to protect media freedom and media workers’ rights. 

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the cabinet also approved addition grant for PNSC. NEPRA, OGRA, PTA, PPRA and Frequency Allocation Board will be brought under federal cabinet. She said procedure for appointment of Chairman Academy of Letters will be changed. Federal cabinet praised Murad Saeed for improving postal service. 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.