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ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Thursday that the person heading the national database of 180 million Pakistanis was himself a dual national.

The information was provided to the upper house in reply to a question raised by Senator Malik Mohammad Habib. He had asked about the names and designations of the officials working in the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

The reply said Chairman Nadra Mohammad Tariq Malik was dual nationality holder. Besides, six other officers in the authority also held dual nationality.

They were Director General Fizzah Shahid, directors Ahmed Kamal Gilani, Sohail Jehangir and deputy directors Adnan Qureshi, Waryam Shafqat and Imran Ahmed.

The house was informed that any discrimination against dual citizens for appointment in Nadra was not permissible under Article 25 of the constitution which provided equal treatment to all the citizens.

Medical treatment abroad

In reply to another question raised by Senator Farhatullah Babar, the house was informed that five bureaucrats/officials, one governor, one parliamentarian and one judge of the Supreme Court got medical treatment abroad.

According to the document, Supreme Court Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany spent 5,885 dollars and submitted a reimbursement claim to the prime minister secretariat.

Malik Ghulam Arbi Khar, the husband of former MPA Punjab, Safina Syma Khar spent $50,000 abroad.

Former governor KP Masood Kausar received treatment costing Rs5.4 million, general manger Civil Aviation Authority Capt (retired) Mujahid Islam Khan Rs5 million and former secretary establishment division Mohammad Afzal Kahut 33,503 sterling pounds.

Abdul Qayyum, a stenographer of the PM secretariat, spent Rs7 million, retired BS-21 officer of the secretariat group Mussadiq Mohammad Khan $65,000 and former secretary ministry of overseas Mohammad Aslam Sanjrani spent $20 on medical treatment abroad.

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April 19, 2013 4:42 am
it is a shame that normal people do not have access to even Basic clean water - let alone medical facilities and these so called Elite are spending like Kings - the same money which is collected from AWAM (one paisa at a time). No one should have this privilage - all should have SAME medical facilities and treated like ANY OTHER PAKISTANI - else they Pay from their Pockets
April 19, 2013 7:50 am
1: No person working in the government, employee or contractor, should have dual nationality. Period. 2: What were the treatments that these guys had to go overseas? Were the treatments not available in Pakistan? Why not send them to India or Thailand if needed to get some treatment; many Americans go there for treatment for economic reasons.
April 19, 2013 8:19 am
Government hospitals and governtment schools will become world class If someone can make a change in the constitution that says every government employee, politician and public servant and their family members can only be treated in government hospitals and their kids can only go to government schools. I can guarantee you that the government hospitals and schools will become like five star hotels over night. The only down side is thàt then the commoners will not be able to even step inside these institutions :-)
Riaz Murtaza
April 19, 2013 9:56 am
I have no trust in any of these people ! I can't write more on this, I am ashamed.
ali ahmed
April 19, 2013 11:20 am
common man are dying ...lack of medical seem judges.po[iticians.Bureaucrats...all are swiming in the same water....corruption...Indian P.M bypass was done in India
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