Over 22,000 government officers of Pakistan hold dual nationality


ISLAMABAD – More than 22,000 officers serving at key posts in various public departments are dual national, revealed a report submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

As many as 11,000 officers belong to police and bureaucracy, the report said, adding that 540 of them hold Canadian nationality; 240 British and 190 hold American nationality.

Dozens of government officers hold nationality of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Ireland and other countries.

The officers holding the dual nationality also include public servants from grade 17 and above, the report said, adding that six officers of Grade 22 are dual national.

The dual nationality holders officers are currently working in interior division, power division, aviation division, finance division, petroleum, commerce, establishment, information, railway and others.

As many 15 15 officers of the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) also hold national of foreign countries.

Key public officers with dual national include Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Secretary Kamran Baloch (PAS, Grade 22), Federal Secretary for Human Rights Rabia Agha (PAG, Grade 22), Secretary Board of Investment (BOI) Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera (Grade 22), incumbent DG Passport of Immigration Ishrat Ali (Grade 21), Sumera Nazir Siddique, Secretary Auqaf Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghuman, Customs’s Zeba Hai and others.

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