Dual Nationality Agreement Of Pakistan
The latest updates for Pakistan`s dual nationality agreements are available on the website of the Immigration and Passport Board (this is probably where the „dual nationality agreement“ to which you refer comes from): Pakistani nationals can have dual citizenship with the following 19 countries. This is because the Pakistani government has dual nationality agreements with the following 19 countries. Pakistan`s Nationality Act governs citizenship of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The main nationality determination act, the Pakistan Citizenship Act, was passed by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on 13 April 1951. Pakistan is the only country in Asia to have unconditional soli civil rights.  Admittedly, the petitioner in this case was a dual citizen of Pakistan and the United States and was opposed to a double finding of the Pakistani Electoral Commission, namely. (a) he had ceased to be a citizen of Pakistan in accordance with section 14(1) of the Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951; and (b) that he was disqualified from contesting the parliamentary elections in accordance with Article 63(1)(c) of the 1973 Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Following a very informative discourse on the concepts of citizenship, nationality and dual nationality, the Court essentially held that section 14, in conjunction with section 14-A of the Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951, shows that the disqualification of section 14(1) of the said Act is not automatic, but that it applies only when the competent authority of the other country requires the Pakistani citizen: his Pakistani nationality as a prerequisite for granting the nationality of that other country or if the Pakistani citizen voluntarily renounces his Pakistani nationality in order to obtain another nationality. For other countries, dual nationality is not allowed. At present, none of the CBI (CITIZENSHIP by Investment) countries has concluded dual nationality agreements with Pakistan.
If a Pakistani citizen has been allowed to have a second nationality from another country that does not require him to renounce his Pakistani nationality, why does he need bilateral agreements to do so with (today) 19 countries? Pakistani nationals lose their political right to become representatives in their own country, but nationals of authorized dual countries, when they obtain Pakistani citizens, obtain political representation rights to become legislators and participate in Pakistani elections on an equal footing and without discrimination. . . .