It is estimated by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development that approximately 7.6 Million Pakistanis are living abroad. A majority of this number is residing in the Middle East and Europe.

For most countries, Pakistan does not allow citizens to hold dual nationalities except for a number of nations across the world. Out of the list, Pakistanis settled in Denmark can now hold a dual nationality as announced on Saturday by the Interior ministry in a notice.

As per the Ministry, there are 30,000 Pakistanis living in Denmark at the moment but have not been allowed to hold a dual nationality due to regulations. The notice further reads,

“Thirty thousand Pakistanis living in Denmark would benefit from the arrangement and be able to hold Danish nationality without renouncing the Pakistani nationality. More than 5,000 Pakistanis settled in Denmark visit Pakistan every year.”

Here’s the complete notice issued by the Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior:

Courtesy: Express Tribune

The ongoing dual nationality matter had been pending with the federal government for years and the delay had created difficulties for the Pakistanis living amongst the Danish.

Denmark is marked as the 19th country to have a treaty of a dual nationality with Pakistan.
The Danish government has approved it from its parliament and allowed Pakistanis to hold a dual nationality after the Pakistani envoy in Denmark lodged the matter with the Danish government earlier this month.

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