ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum Dr Asim Hussain on Tuesday tendered resignation from his Senate seat, SAMAA reported.
Though reasons for Dr. Asim’s resignation could not be ascertained immediately, sources say the advisor resigned from upper house seat due to unconfirmed reports over his dual nationality.
On September 20, the Supreme Court ruled that 11 lawmakers holding dual nationalities were not eligible to hold any public offices and declared all such lawmakers as disqualified.
It ordered the disqualified lawmakers to return the amount spent on their salaries and perks.
Acting Chairman Senate, Sabir Baloch accepted Dr. Asim’s resignation, sources said. -- SAMAA