JUI-F Senator Hafiz Hamdullah’s CNIC canceled for being Afghan national

ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has blocked Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) senior leader and senator Hafiz Hamdullah’s CNIC by terming him a “confirmed alien as he is not a citizen of Pakistan.”
It further stated that the NADRA vide its orders U/S 18(1) and 17(2) has cancelled and digitally impounded the CNIC issued to Mr. Hafiz Hamdullah Saboor.
Moreover, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has also directed TV channels not to invite Maulana Hamdullah as a guest in their TV shows.
The media watch dog’s notification referenced a NADRA letter dated October 11 that affirmed that the JUI-F leader was not a citizen of Pakistan.
According to the notification, the CNIC of the JUI-F leader has been cancelled. This would mean that the former senator is no longer a citizen of Pakistan.
He has been elected as an MPA from Balochistan in the 2002 General Elections on Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal ticket and served as Provisional Health Minister from 2002 till 2005.
In March 2012 he was elected to the Senate on a general seat as a JUI-F candidate. His tenure ended in March of last year.

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