The documents show that two Indians were granted Pakistani citizenship last month, while 55 were granted citizenship in 2019, 43 in 2018, 27 in 2020 and 2021 and 18 last year.
Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has granted Pakistani citizenship to 214 foreigners during the last five years for various reasons, including marriage, family ties and other reasons. This has been claimed in media reports. Samaa TV reported that according to official documents, 214 foreigners were granted Pakistani citizenship in the last five years. According to the documents, these included 159 Indians.
The documents show that two Indians were granted Pakistani citizenship last month, while 55 were granted citizenship in 2019, 43 in 2018, 27 in 2020 and 2021 and 18 last year. He also revealed that thousands of applications are still pending with the ministry for approval, reports Sama TV. Officials said citizenship was granted on the basis of marriage, family ties, profession or prolonged stay in Pakistan.
The documents further revealed that Pakistani authorities had granted citizenship to four Afghans in 2022, one in 2021, three in 2020, two in 2019 and one in 2018. Three Chinese nationals were also granted Pakistani nationality in the last five years, while four Bangladeshis, one Italian, one Swiss, three Americans, two Canadians and four British nationals were granted Pakistani nationality during this period. Samaa TV reported that more than 20 citizens from Burma, Philippine, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal also got Pakistani citizenship in the same period.