National Database and Registration Authority (Pakistan Origin Card), Rules 2002

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NATIONAL DATABASE AND REGISTRATION

AUTHORITY (PAKISTAN ORIGIN CARD), RULES, 2002

(Amendment of Rr. 4 and 5)

[Gazette of Pakistan Extraordinary, Part II,

7th March, 2018]

S.R.O. 301(I)/2018, dated 7.3.2018. ---In exercise of the powers conferred by section 44 of the National Database and Registration Authority Ordinance, 2000 (VIII of 2000) read with clause (b) of subsection (4) of section 5, section 8, section 11 and subsection (3) of section 17 thereof, the Federal Government is pleased to direct that the following further amendments shall be made in the National Database and Registration Authority (Pakistan Origin Card), Rules, 2002, namely:-

In the aforesaid Rules:--

(a) In rule 4, for sub-rule (5), the following shall be substituted, namely:--

"(5) A foreigner who is married to a citizen of Pakistan shall, till the time he or she remains married to such citizen, also be an eligible foreigner of Pakistan Origin:

Provided that in case the citizen of Pakistan to whom such foreigner is married dies during the subsistence of their marriage, such foreigner shall continue to be an eligible foreigner of Pakistan origin till the time he or she contracts a second marriage:

Provided further that such foreigner married to a citizen of Pakistan is-

(i) Not a citizen or national of India;

(ii) Not a citizen or national of a state or country not recognized by Pakistan; and

(iii) Not a citizen of any enemy country:

Provided also that the Federal Government may, in special extraordinary circumstances and upon an application made in this behalf by the concerned person, allow a foreigner married to a citizen of Pakistan not otherwise eligible under the second proviso, to be registered for and issued a card as an eligible foreigner of Pakistan origin and such person shall, upon issuance of the card and till the expiry or early termination of validity thereof for a reason other than such person's ineligibility cured under this proviso, be treated as an eligible foreigner of Pakistan origin for all purposes under these rules."; and

(b) In rule 5, in sub-rule (1), the words "born from Pakistani father and mother" shall be omitted.

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