Govt to hold talks with Malaysia.


ISLAMABAD -- The Ministry of Interior Tuesday informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior that the government was all set to start negotiations with Malaysia on the issue of granting dual nationality to overseas Pakistanis.

The committee met under the chair of MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz at the headquarters of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

The meeting discussed the long-standing issue of granting dual nationality to overseas Pakistanis living in Malaysia. On this, a senior official of the Ministry of Interior told the panel that the government would negotiate the matter with the government of Malaysia and get the matter resolved.

The committee approved the 'Trafficking of Persons (Prevention and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2019' moved by MNA Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak.

The meeting discussed the alleged fraud committed by the Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Housing Society about submitting wrong answer on the floor of the National Assembly.

The representative of the society informed the committee that 54 plots were not in the revised layout plan, for which the previous management was responsible and inquiry might be initiated against it.

The committee directed the ministry concerned to submit a report on the issue. The society and its registrar were also asked to...

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