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Federal Cabinet meeting- File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Federal cabinet on Wednesday approved the bill which will allow the dual nationals of the country to participate in the next general elections and will also protect current dual-national lawmakers from the disqualification, DawnNews reported.

Draft of the dual nationality bill 2012 was presented in the federal cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

The bill was approved with mutual consensus of the cabinet ministers; Now it will be presented in the National Assembly before it could become a law.

The Supreme Court  while hearing the case relating to legislators holding dual nationality on Wednesday suspended the national and provincial assembly memberships of two members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

The National Assembly membership of Farhat Mahmood and the Sindh Assembly membership of Nadia Gabol were suspended by the apex court during Wednesday’s hearing of the dual nationality case.

The Cabinet also approved the draft of Contempt of Court Bill 2012 during Wednesday's session.