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A woman of Sri Lankan origin, who happily married a Pakistani national nine years ago, Monday asked the prime minister and interior minister to help her get the citizenship of Pakistan.

Speaking at a press conference at the Charsadda Press Club, Khadeja Alam said she married Khursheed Alam in Saudi Arabia in 2005 and moved to Pakistan after marriage.She said she submitted an application to the Citizenship Secretariat in Islamabad in 2005 along with the relevant documents. “I was told that I would be granted the Pakistani nationality within five years, but the officials are now using delaying tactics,” she complained.

Khadeja Alam, who embraced Islam before her marriage, said she had been told to file a fresh application. She said she had to get her visa extended every year, which caused financial problems for the couple as her husband, a teacher by profession, received a meagre salary.

Flanked by her two children and husband, she said she couldn’t get her kids registered with the National Database and Registration Authority as she didn’t have Pakistani nationality. “I even cannot get my children enrolled in school, which is affecting their future,” she lamented. (Source: The News)

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  • AbduL Tuesday, 04 February 2014 03:54 AM

    i know a sri lankan woman who lives in pakistan for more than 15 years with the sri lankan passport. her husband is a pakistani and she don't like to lose her sri lankan citizenship on pakistani citizenship. her children got educated in pakistani schools and they hold pakistani passport,

    UN-Predict Tuesday, 04 February 2014 04:12 AM

    Are you sure Pakistan is a safe country to live with both your kids and hubby?

    James Tuesday, 04 February 2014 08:42 AM

    You mean these two people don't know how to bribe someone higher up in Islamabad???

    Forward Thinker Tuesday, 04 February 2014 08:42 AM

    at least there is no BBS there. it may be safer for them. who knows.

    investigator Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:00 AM

    she doesnt know about pakistan.if she give few thousand doller bribe,she will be citizen in two week time.

    umara Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:19 AM

    so much valid passport 150 countries on arrival visa if get pakistani nationality.god save srilanka

    citizen Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:01 AM

    dual citizenship holders deny dual citizenship to ex-sri lankans!
    but not for long.

    eranga Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:13 AM

    why is this in the news?

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 05 February 2014 07:56 AM

    you have jumped from heaven to hell. Why ?


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