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    British MP Mohammed Sarwar appointed governor of Punjab

    I remember many MPs lost their parliamentary seats for having dual nationalities. So, when will the CJ be taking somoto action on this?


    Britain's first Muslim MP Mohammed Sarwar appointed governor of Punjab - Telegraph

    r Sarwar, whose 1997 victory in Glasgow Govan made him Westminster's first MP to swear his oath on the Koran, will take up the role in Pakistan's largest province.

    In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, he said he had taken the decision to return to the country of his birth because he believed his experience as an MP, select committee chairman and successful businessman in Britain could help poor families in Pakistan.

    He will work for Nawaz Sharif's government and with Gordon Brown, the former British Prime Minister and now UN special envoy on education, to raise literacy levels in the country and bring more than seven million children into the school system.

    Mr Sarwar was born in Saleempur in Pakistan's Punjab province and moved to Britain in 1978 after studying politics at Faisalabad University. He and his brother set up a Glasgow cash and carry business which made him a multi-millionaire.

    He won the Glasgow Govan seat in the 1997 election after a bitter selection contest but was soon suspended and charged with bribing a rival candidate to make a false statement. He was acquitted and went on to become chairman of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee before standing down as an MP in 2010.

    Since then he has travelled regularly to Pakistan for his health and education charities. His two hospitals treat 120,000 patients a year.

    He helped pave the way for Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Nawaz Sharif's election victory earlier this year by playing a key role in choosing the party's candidates for key constituencies.

    Mr Sharif, whose victory made him Pakistan's first three term prime minister, sought to reward him for his role by inviting him to be his new High Commissioner in London, but Mr Sawar rejected the offer in favour of a return to Pakistan.

    He told the Telegraph he had been forced to renounce his British nationality because Pakistan law forbids ministers and senior officials from holding dual nationality.

    "People say life begins at 40, but I'll be 61 soon and I believe life begins at 60.

    "It was a difficult decision. My children were raised [in Glasgow], my grandchildren are there and I'm going to miss them but sometimes you have to make difficult decisions for the greater good," he said.

    Pakistan is facing a debilitating electricity crisis and a deadly terrorist insurgency, but he wanted to focus on education, he said, to raise Pakistan from its current position as the world's second most illiterate country.

    His wife will live with him for part of the year in their farmhouse in Punjab's Faisalabad district, and he will return regularly to Glasgow for holidays, he said.

    "The main challenges are that people don't give up their faith in democracy and the seven million children who have never been to school, to make sure these kids are at school.

    "I'm going to be working very closely with Gordon Brown, both of us will be working on education in Pakistan, on an ambitious plan to put 3.5 million kids into schools over the next three years. It's education, education, education," he said.

    He had been pleasantly surprised by David Cameron's decision to keep plans to increase Britain's aid budget to 0.7 per cent of spending. "I'm happy the Conservative party has stuck to that. Our British nation is internationalist," he said.

    "The passion of my life has always been fighting poverty, particularly child poverty, and people in my constituency loved that. what I'm leaving behind is great memories of Scotland, my children being born there, and the respect and honour given to me by the people of Glasgow," he added.
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    Long live the Queen!

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      he has given up his British Citizenship. so, what seems to be the problem? CJ can't take suo-motu action!
      Life is NOT measured by the number of breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away!!!
      16 breaths a minute, 23040 a day...NO one knows which one will be their LAST!

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        Imported maal ki dildaada Pakistani awaam. Customs Duty lagi iss maal pe, ya her tarah ka istasna haasil hai mosoof ko.
        We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other.

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          pehlay sirf PM aur govern state bank hee import hotay thay, ab provincial governor bhi imported hay
          Quwwat-e-Mazhab say mustehkam hay jami'yat teri

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            Re: British MP Mohammed Sarwar appointed governor of Punjab

            Originally posted by Shamraz Khan View Post
            I remember many MPs lost their parliamentary seats for having dual nationalities. So, when will the CJ be taking somoto action on this?
            From the article...

            He told the Telegraph he had been forced to renounce his British nationality because Pakistan law forbids ministers and senior officials from holding dual nationality.

            "People say life begins at 40, but I'll be 61 soon and I believe life begins at 60.

            "It was a difficult decision. My children were raised [in Glasgow], my grandchildren are there and I'm going to miss them but sometimes you have to make difficult decisions for the greater good," he said.

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              If charity is the standard then Make Edhi PM, President,Gouva ner,CM etc etc etc.
              پورا مسلمان خود نہیں اور مجھے کافر کہتا ہے

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                I don't think he would be worse than Ishratul Ibaad - the murderer or Latif Khosa - the haraam khor.
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                  Re: British MP Mohammed Sarwar appointed governor of Punjab

                  Originally posted by Khalil KhaaN FaaKhta View Post
                  he has given up his British Citizenship. so, what seems to be the problem? CJ can't take suo-motu action!

                  Apparently recently someone filed a complaint with the courts saying that all those british citizens giving up their citizenships are still retaining their ILR status in the UK. Im not sure what it exactly is, but ILR (independent leave to remain) allows a person to apparently suspend their citizenship, and still allows them unlimited travel/stay in the UK?
                  So they are retaining their backup plan.
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                    Zardari is a Pakistani citizen...... citizenship doesn't ensure loyalty.
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                      #11
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                      So official return of British rule to Pakistan / Punjab?!!!!!


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                        Yep...

                        with one British Citizen in Control of Karachi .via his Mafia ...... another one lands straight as the Governor of Punjab ....!!

                        .... meen pehlay weeh kehenda rehaa haan ......Bartaiyaa aythoon injay naheen geyaa...oo apnay khoontay aythey garh key geyaa see...... that was a temp tactical retreat .....and the Great Game part 3 continues .....!

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                          Originally posted by Silaaj View Post
                          Apparently recently someone filed a complaint with the courts saying that all those british citizens giving up their citizenships are still retaining their ILR status in the UK. Im not sure what it exactly is, but ILR (independent leave to remain) allows a person to apparently suspend their citizenship, and still allows them unlimited travel/stay in the UK?
                          So they are retaining their backup plan.
                          thanx for a detailed reply.

                          in Canada, you can re-claim your citizenship. i wonder if the Brits have such a thing too!
                          Life is NOT measured by the number of breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away!!!
                          16 breaths a minute, 23040 a day...NO one knows which one will be their LAST!

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                            Re: British MP Mohammed Sarwar appointed governor of Punjab

                            Originally posted by Silaaj View Post
                            Apparently recently someone filed a complaint with the courts saying that all those british citizens giving up their citizenships are still retaining their ILR status in the UK. Im not sure what it exactly is, but ILR (independent leave to remain) allows a person to apparently suspend their citizenship, and still allows them unlimited travel/stay in the UK?
                            So they are retaining their backup plan.

                            ILR is Indefinite Leave to Remain - it allows you to live and work in the UK, without the rights of British citizens.

                            Bearing in mind that Pakistani citizens can vote in local and national elections in the UK, and be elected as MPs in the UK, the only thing you would lose out on is being able to get help from British Diplomats, Visa-Free travel to many countries, and being able to serve on a jury in the UK.


                            It's actually the ultimate backup plan. If he still has ILR status, he could move back to the UK and get re-elected to his old position without having to wait for 5 years to get his British citizenship back.
                            Muslims are so good at dividing that they can divide the atom. If you see two Muslims, probably they belong to 3 parties.
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                              Re: British MP Mohammed Sarwar appointed governor of Punjab

                              Originally posted by Afat View Post
                              Yep...

                              with one British Citizen in Control of Karachi .via his Mafia ...... another one lands straight as the Governor of Punjab ....!!

                              .... meen pehlay weeh kehenda rehaa haan ......Bartaiyaa aythoon injay naheen geyaa...oo apnay khoontay aythey garh key geyaa see...... that was a temp tactical retreat .....and the Great Game part 3 continues .....!
                              Oh bhai bring back the Brits. Gori chamri day sab sajda karain! At least there was some discipline to this country back then.
                              Say no to 'islamofascism'..

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