A notification issued by the Ministry of Interior on Saturday read, “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.”
The matter had been pending with the federal government for a long time. The delay was creating difficulties for the Pakistani community living in the European country.
Denmark has become the 19th country to have a treaty of dual nationality with Pakistan.
Besides Denmark, Pakistan also has a similar arrangement with Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland and the US.
Earlier this month, a top Pakistani envoy in Denmark took up the matter with the Danish government.
The Danish government, after approval from its parliament, allowed Pakistanis with Danish nationality to have dual citizenship.