Rules For Nationality
6. (i) The candidate for the examination must be a citizen of Pakistan or a person deriving his/her nationality from the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
(ii) A Woman-candidate who is otherwise eligible can also compete in the examination.
(iii) (a) In the case of candidate whose father belongs by birth or by origin to a Pakistan province/area it is immaterial where he/she has received his/her education or has resided. Such a candidate will be considered for appointment against the quota of vacancies reserved for the province/area to which his/her father belongs/belonged.
(b) A candidate who has acquired the citizenship of Pakistan by registration under the Pakistan Citizenship Act and the Rules made thereunder should attach to the application the certificate (attested copy thereof) of citizenship. A candidate who has not been registered as a citizen of Pakistan but claims that he/she should be deemed to be Citizen of Pakistan under the Pakistan Citizenship Act should submit proof to the effect that he/ she fulfils the conditions on the basis of which he/she claims to be deemed as a citizen of Pakistan. A candidate who derives his/her nationality from the State of Jammu and Kashmir should attach to the application a certificate issued by the Kashmir Affairs Division in support of his/her claim.
(c) A migrant candidate, whether residing in Pakistan or abroad will he admitted only against the quota of’ the province/region where his/her parents are domiciled and where they have resided for at least 3 years. However, the condition of 3 years residence would be deemed to have been fulfilled if the parents are officially domiciled in a particular province/region hut have been living in some other areas for a number of years due to exigencies of service. For this purpose the candidate will he required to produce a domicile certificate from a competent authority that his/her parents arc domiciled in the province/region concerned. In case the parents of migrant candidate have not migrated to Pakistan he/she would be admitted against the quota of the province/region where he/she himself/her self is domiciled and has resided or has been educated for a continuous period of three years immediately before applying for admission and consideration against the quota of a province/region.
(d) A candidate who belongs to a province/area by migration should submit a certificate of domicile along with the domicile certificate of his/her father (attested copies only) in the form prescribed in Appendix XIV of the Pakistan Citizenship Rules 1952, and should also furnish proof of 3 years residence or education in the province/area concerned.
(e) A candidate claiming his/her father as dead should submit an Affidavit in support of the fact of his/her father’s death, on Court stamp paper duly attested by Notary Public/Oath Commissioner He/she should also clearly state as to what was the place of domicile of his/her father before (father’s) death. In case a candidate submits the domicile certificate obtained earlier of his/her deceased father there is no need to submit Affidavit.
(f) The domicile of a married female candidate will be accepted to he the same as that of her husband. However, in the case of a widow or divorced candidate, she will be considered for appointment against the domicile of her father, provided she submits an Affidavit including place of domicile of her ex-husband along with a certificate from the Union Council/Civil Judge in support of her statement.
(g) Only those candidates shall be considered for vacancies reserved for Azad Jammu and Kashmir whose application forms for the Competitive Examination are accompanied by the domicile certificate along with Permanent Residence Certificate, issued by the Kashmir Affairs Division of that territory. No such certificates shall be accepted at any later Stage.
(h) The domicile once claimed and accepted by the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed at a subsequent examination or selection.
(i) The domicile claimed by a candidate and accepted by the Government at the time of entry into Government service shall be treated as final throughout his/her service career and no subsequent change in his/ her domicile will be recognised for the purpose of terms and conditions of his/her service including his/her allocation and liability to transfer.
(j) The cut off date for determining the eligibility of the candidate in terms of age, qualifications, domicile etc. is 1st July 2003.
(iv) A candidate who has married a person who is not a citizen of Pakistan shall not be eligible for appointment provided that a person who marries an Indian national with the prior permission of Government may be regarded as eligible for appointment.
(v) A candidate will not be allocated to the Foreign Service of Pakistan if his/her spouse is also a candidate for this or previous Competitive Examination and has been or likely to he allocated to some service/occupational Group. An undertaking will be obtained in this regard at the time of viva Voce/Psychological Tests.