Govt launches amnesty scheme for Pakistanis holding multiple passport

Cabinet decided against holding multiple Pakistani passports, not foreign ones: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday clarified that the Federal Cabinet in its last meeting had decided against holding multiple Pakistani passports, not the foreign passports.

In a news statement, she said the Federal Cabinet, in a meeting on May 10 had approved the revocation of more than one Pakistani passports under the Passport Act, 1974. However, the news of repealing foreign passports was misreported, she added. Marriyum clarified that the cabinet decision would not be applicable on foreign citizenship or foreign countries passports.

“It is a crime to have two Pakistani passports. The last date for revocation of two Pakistani passports is December 31, 2022,” the minister maintained. She said more than one Pakistani passport would be revoked under the Passport Act 1974. Holding former prime minister Imran Khan for present economic catastrophe and US dollar’s unprecedented flight against rupee, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Friday that  the PTI regime  plunged the country in the quagmire of problems. Giving her reaction to the statement of PTI leader Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, she said that Imran was squarely responsible for the US dollar’s historic flight against the Pakistani rupee. The minister said that Imran Khan had signed the agreement with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the people of Pakistan were facing high inflation as its result. The minister said that the people faced “economic terrorism” in the country due to inefficient and competent Imran government and cartels and mafia raj for nearly four years.

Today the economic instability in the country was the outcome of Imran’s policies, she said adding that in the case of petroleum, the former PM had done irreparable damage to the economy only to divert attention from his failed politics. “Imran sahib is responsible for difficult decisions being taken now”, she said and added that the PTI chairman had (once again) climbed on the container to cover up his anti-people economic crimes. She reminded Imran Khan that putting the country’s economy and people’s future at stake for political purposes was tantamount to treason. Marriyum said that it was ironic that PTI regime’s incompetence and bad economic policies were the reason behind the inflation being faced by the people, but now they were making the noise about inflation. She advised Imran Khan that instead of making hue and cry, he should hold himself accountable for inflation and economic crisis.

 

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