LONDON: Dr Ashraf Chauhan, former MPA and President UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has praised the Senate order saying though the order is a little late but a good step forward and judge who brought the politicians under tight noose should give details of their nationality.
He was expressing his reaction over Senate orders asking judges of higher judiciary to submit details of their nationality in two months period.
Senate took stock of the delay by higher judiciary to send details of dual nationality of judges and directed the government to ensure the submission of detailed in Senate within two months.
The issue was on the agenda of Senate from past so many months while former Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Baber in his resolution asked the government to publish the names of the judges having dual nationality. Farhatullah said after repeated calls of Senate the names of judges were not submitted.
The matter of dual nationality has got highest significance in Pakistani political scenario. Media also highlighted this issue as an important issue and many politicians were dis seated by judiciary for having dual nationality. Dr Ashraf Chauhan was one of the politicians who were disqualified by court.
Talking to Kashmir Link London Dr Chauhan said it is a different issue if overseas Pakistanis are being targeted by using Constitution, but if it is matter of sensitivity then the Bureaucrats and judges have access to most important files and secrets. A politician after being minister may be having access to these secrets, he said.
He demanded the issue of dual nationality be abolished once for all and if it is not possible then judges and bureaucrats should be brought under this blanket and any delay in doing this would be considered a crime.
“In my belief the ban on dual nationality should be imposed on judiciary with immediate effect, as all is clear from the verdicts of cases”, Dr Chauhan said, adding the effort by judges of three provinces to hide their nationality is speaking volumes on this issue and this will be matter of Supreme Court in future.
Leader of House in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq said the efforts of Ministry of Law and Justice prove useless on this issue and only Balochistan High Court presented the details of judge where no judge have dual nationality.