Indians Get Lion’s Share Of Pak Citizenship
ISLAMABAD, (IANS) – The Pakistan Interior Ministry has granted Pakistani citizenship to 214 foreigners in the last five years for multiple reasons, including marriage.
As per documents, these include as many as 159 Indians.
The documents reveal two Indians got Pakistani nationality last month, while 55 were granted nationality in 2019, 43 in 2018, 27 each in 2020 and 2021, and 18 last year.
It was also revealed that there were thousands of applications still pending with the ministry for approval.
The documents further revealed that Pakistani authorities granted citizenship to four Afghans in 2022, one in 2021, three in 2020, two in 2019, and one in 2018.
Three Chinese citizens were also granted Pakistani nationality in the past five years, while four Bangladeshis, one Italian, one Swiss, three Americans, two Canadians and four British nationals got Pakistani nationality during this period.