Pakistan

KARACHI – A local court on Saturday issued arrest warrants for former MNA of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Farahnaz Ispahani and Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister, Nadia Gabol for holding dual nationality.

During the hearing, Ispahani’s counsel said that his client was out of the country for treatment hence she should be given exemption from personal appearance.

Prosecutor Election Commission of Pakistan Maimoona Advocate opposed the plea, saying that the former MNA was using delaying tactics.

She told the court that Supreme Court had disqualified them in 2012 for holding dual nationality and submitting fake affidavits.

After hearing arguments, the court issued arrest warrants of Nadia Gabol and Farahnaz Ispahani and directed them to appear before the court on September 1, 2017.

It is pertinent to note here that on the directives of SC, ECP had filed a direct complaint against lawmakers for holding dual nationality.