Let there be Equality, change the words From Women to Person in Pak Citizenship Act 1951.
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At present, Pakistan Citizenship Act currently allows a Foreigner Women marrying a Pakistani Men to get Pakistani citizenship but not vice versa.
Why a Foreigner Men marrying a Pakistani Women can't get Pakistani Citizenship in the same way?
The Pakistani Citizenship Act, 1951, is discriminatory against Foreigner Men.
We want to amend the Pakistan Citizenship Act, so that a Pakistani Women marrying a Foreign Husband should also be allowed Pakistani Citizenship in the same way like a Foreign Women married to Pakistani Men gets her Pakistani Citizenship.
We want same laws for everyone irrespective of the gender. If marriage can give a right to Women to be a Citizen of Pakistan, hence, the same right shall be given to Men.
Marriage is a merger of two person into one, then why should the our law discriminate it?
We want the changes words from Women to Persons in the current Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951.
Currently the Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951, is as follows:
Section 10. Married women.-(1) Any woman who by reason of her marriage to a [British subject] before the first day of January, 1949, has acquired the status of a British subject shall, if her husband becomes a citizen of Pakistan, be a citizen of Pakistan.
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1) and subsection (4) a woman who has been married to a citizen of Pakistan or to a person who but for his death would have been a citizen of Pakistan under section 3, 4 or 5 shall be entitled, on making application therefore to the Federal Government in the prescribed manner, add, if she is an alien, on obtaining a certificate of domicile and taking the oath of allegiance in the form set out in the Schedule to this Act, to be registered as a citizen of Pakistan whether or not she has completed twenty-one years of her age and is of full capacity.
(3) Subject as aforesaid, a woman who has been married to a person who, but for his death, could have been a citizen of Pakistan under the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 6 (whether the migrated is provided in that sub-section or is deemed under the proviso to section 7 to have so migrated) shall be entitled as provided in sub-section (2) subject further, if she is an alien, to her obtaining the certificate and taken the oath therein mentioned.
(4) A person who has ceased to be citizen of Pakistan under section 14 or who has been deprived of citizenship of Pakistan under this Act shall not be entitled to be registered as a citizen thereof under this section but may be s registered with the previous consent of the Federal Government.
This change if and when it happens will solve problems of many couples who are affected by this. They can live a happy married life and can focus to make our Country a better place to live in the World.
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