Finance Minister applies for resumption of Pakistani citizenship

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ISLAMABAD : The Federal Government has resumed Pakistani citizenship of newly appointed Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb who is now poised to elect Senator on technocrat seat from Punjab.
On March 11, 2024, the Federal Cabinet was informed that Muhammad Aurangzeb s/o Mohammad Farooq had applied on Form-Y for resumption of his Pakistani citizenship. Muhammad Aurangzeb had renounced his Pakistani Nationality on August 25, 2009 for acquiring citizenship of Netherlands. Consequently, he ceased to be a citizen of Pakistan under the provisions of Section 14-A of Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951 from the date of issuance of Renunciation Certificate issued by Directorate General, Immigration and Passports.
It was added that Muhammad Aurangzeb was currently citizen of Netherlands and had desired to resume Pakistani citizenship. Since Pakistan and Netherlands were in dual citizenship arrangements since 18’r’ February, 1993, the applicant was not required to renounce Netherlands citizenship for resumption of Pakistani citizenship.
The Cabinet was further informed that the Federal Government had the powers to, at any time, entertain any application, appeal, review or revision application and to cancel, suspend, invalidate, extend to revise any certificate issued under these rules or Pass any other orders it may deem necessary or fit, under rule 30 of the Pakistani Citizenship Rules. 1952.
After brief discussion, the Cabinet approved the summary submitted by the Interior Division for resumption of Pakistani citizenship of Muhammad Aurangzeb s/o Mohammad Farooq. ENDs

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