Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah has been stripped of form his Pakistani citizenship as the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Saturday has declared him a confirmed alien.
This revoke of his Pakistani citizenship has stirred some reactions on social media, by late-night hashtag #HafizHamdullah kept trending on the social media.
People have raised their concerns over how can this happen to a person who has been selected as the senator and having a son serving in the Pak Army.
NADRA’s decision of stripping off Hafiz Hamdullah citizenship become public as Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued a notification to Pakistan’s TV channels.
The electronic media watchdog in the notification has regulated the broadcasters not to invite the JUI-F leader to talk-shows as he is not a Pakistani citizen from now on.
Maulana Hamdullah had been elected as an MPA from Balochistan in the 2002 General Elections on a Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal ticket and served as Provisional Health Minister from 2002 till 2005.