By Our Staff Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has asked as to how former chief of army staff, General Raheel Sharif and ex-Director General ISI Shuja Pasha were allowed to go abroad and acquire foreign job despite the law bars public servants to do so for two years after their retirement.
The chief justice was hearing a case pertaining to dual nationality of judges and government officers here Wednesday.
The Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar asked Defence Secretary Lt Gen (retd) Zamir-ul-Hassan Shah to inform the court as how many officers were married to foreign nationals and whether the law does not apply to military officers.
The defence secretary apprised the court that both the retired generals had obtained a no-objection certificate (NOC) prior to accepting employment offer abroad.
Armed forces do not recruit dual citizens, he told the court, adding that they have to give up their foreign nationality before being recruited in the military.
The court also issued notices to 27 officers of the Interior Ministry holding dual nationality and adjourned the hearing till August 7.
SC approves Mustafa Kamal’s
plea on Karachi delimitation
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has approved a plea filed by former city mayor and Pak Sarzameen Party chief Mustafa Kamal regarding delimitation in Karachi.
The chief justice reviewed the plea in his chamber on Wednesday and dismissed the registrar’s objections.
“I will take up the petition for hearing after vacation,” the chief justice assured. In his plea, the former Karachi mayor had challenged the redrawing of constituencies in Karachi.
Kamal had submitted a plea against the apex court registrar’s objections to his earlier petition.