According to the announcement of Election Commission of Pakistan, the Political Order 2002 will apply to the dual national Pakistani who are seeking or holding positions in political parties. According to the Political Order 2002 the dual national Pakistanis cannot contest the election in Pakistan.
The announcement from the ECP came during the review of a petition filed against the agreement signed between the government and Tahirul Qadri. Petitioner Engineer Jalil Malik in his stance contested that there was no legal bearing of the agreement and under the constitution a dual national could not hold a political party post. The ECP said that Tahirul Qadri did not hold any position within the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), following which the petition was withdrawn.