ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cancelled on Monday the passport of India-based singer Adnan Sami Khan, saying he failed to fulfill the criterion mentioned in the country’s laws.
Reportedly, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar confirmed the development, saying the citizen documentation of the singer was cancelled. “We will not issue NOC to him,” he said.
An NOC is a basic requirement for Sami to acquire any other country’s citizenship.
Pakistan had earlier refused to issue renunciation citizenship certificate to Sami after he remarked, “I don’t need the green passport anymore. I have found my home in India.”
“Why would we issue the certificate to a man who has no respect for ‘sacred’ documents,” a senior officer of the interior ministry had said while commenting on the singer’s remarks.