Pakistan court suspends MP over dual citizenship

May 25th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court has suspended a parliamentarian over her dual citizenship, a media report said Friday.

National Assembly member Farahnaz Ispahani also holds an American citizenship, Geo TV reported. The ruling came following a hearing in the case.

Ispahani is the wife of former Pakistani ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani and was elected on a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ticket.

The court said Ispahani did not inform the election commission about her dual citizenship.

The case was heard by a three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

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