20,000 expats in Denmark to get dual nationality after Ombudsman intervention

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20,000 expats in Denmark to get dual nationality after Ombudsman intervention

ISLAMABAD, Nov 2 (APP): More than 20,000 Overseas Pakistanis
living in Denmark will be able to get dual nationality with the intervention of Federal Ombudsman M. Salman Faruqui.
Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar, Senior Adviser Law and Grievance
Commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis to Federal Ombudsman Pakistan took the matter with the Ministry of Interior on a complaint filed by the Pakistani community living in Denmark, whereby they have requested that their matter of dual citizenship treaty with Denmark be settled the earliest.
Hafiz Ahsaan Khokhar, Senior Adviser Law and Grievance Commissioner
for Overseas Pakistanis asked the Ministry of Interior to settle the longstanding issue of Pakistani Community.
The complaint was filed by the Pakistani Community living in Denmark
which are more than 20,000 Overseas Pakistanis and they alleged that this matter was kept pending with the federal government so long.
According to the record, the Pakistan embassy in Denmark took the
matter with the Danish government to allow dual nationality to Pakistanis Community.
The Danish government after getting approval from its parliament
allowed all Pakistani nationals having Danish nationality dual nationality. In this regard, more than 20,000 Pakistani nationals would be the beneficiary. It was a longstanding issue of Pakistani community living in Denmark which has been resolved through the intervention of the Federal Ombudsman.
Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar, Senior Adviser Law and Grievance
Commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis also pointed out that before
allowing dual national to Overseas Pakistanis, Pakistan has treaty
of dual nationality with 18 other countries e.g. UK, France, Italy,
Belgium, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Egypt, Jordan,
Syria, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA, Sweden, Ireland, Bahrain and
Finland.
He said that the Ministry of Interior submitted that as per
previous practice the Prime Minister of Pakistan would accord its
approval, and then the Pakistani Community living in Denmark would
be able to get dual nationality.