COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Three Sri Lankans have obtained Pakistani citizenship in the past five years.
According to the Interior Ministry it has granted Pakistani citizenship to 214 foreigners during the past five years over multiple reasons, including marriage, family relationships among others.
The SAMAA TV of Pakistan reported that as many as 159 Indians were granted Pakistani citizenship, as well as 55 citizens of other countries in the past five years.
The documents further revealed that Pakistani authorities granted citizenship to four Afghans in 2022, one in 2021, three in 2020, two in 2019 and one in 2018.
Three Chinese citizens were also granted Pakistani nationality in the past five years, while four Bangladeshis, one Italian, one Swiss, three Americans, two Canadians and four British nationals received Pakistani nationality during this period.
Over 20 nationals of Burma, Philippines, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh and Nepal also obtained Pakistani nationality in the same period.