Fazl opposes contempt of court, dual nationality bills
10 July, 2012
PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (F) chief Fazlur Rehman, on Monday, joined forces opposing the proposed contempt of court and dual nationality bills, introduced in parliament by the Pakistan People's Party government.
The two bills were being ratified to protect "a handful of people", Fazl told reporters, after chairing the party's central working committee. "If dual nationals were allowed to contest elections, it would mean that an Indian citizenship holder may also become a member of parliament," the JUI-F central leader argued. The constitution barred the dual nationals from becoming members of parliament, he added.
Fazl went on to say that the JUI-F was against the resumption of NATO supplies, saying that the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) leadership did not contact his party before proceeding with their "long march." He announced that his party would observe the coming Friday (July 13) as 'day of protest' against the resumption of NATO supplies.