Mehrangate: Rehman Malik to sue Shahbaz Sharif

Published: March 15, 2012

Interior minister to sue Punjab chief minister, Senator Mushahidullah for withdrawing money from IB's account. PHOTO: APP/ FILE

Interior Minister Rehman Malik has decided to sue Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahidullah for withdrawing Rs10 billion and Rs2 billion respectively from Intelligence Bureau’s (IB) account.

In a statement released by the interior ministry, Malik claimed that he was not aware of the Mehrangate issue as the interior ministry has nothing to do with the intelligence agency. “The ministry does not even control their finances and operations.”

The minister further said that Sharif and Mushahidullah are trying to divert the attention of the public from former Mehran Bank chief Younis Habib’s allegations in the Mehrangate scandal.

Malik has ordered his lawyer to issue a notice to Sharif and Mushahidullah in this regard, said the statement.

Earlier in a press conference held at Sharif’s residence in Lahore, the chief minister informed the media of taking action against Habib over his claim of giving hefty amounts to them.

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, PML-Q Senator Mushahid Hussain was erroneously mentioned in place of PML-N Senator Mushahidullah. The correction has been made.

Reader Comments (16)

  • Ghalib
    Mar 15, 2012 - 11:14AM

    Two wickets off one ball by IK

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  • Hafiz Shah Ali
    Mar 15, 2012 - 11:53AM

    Listen. someone as alleged used the money for political purpose. Conduct the inquiry and find out the truth and take action according to law.
    People are sick and tired of political footsies being played.Solve problems of the people

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  • Torrent
    Mar 15, 2012 - 12:14PM

    Loving this showdown. The media-players taking money from the intelligence agencies should also be discussed.

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  • Murad Saeed
    Mar 15, 2012 - 12:20PM

    * Absolute Rubbish* A thief can never sue a thief.

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  • zia ur rehman
    Mar 15, 2012 - 12:39PM

    masters of noora kushti!!!

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  • Ahmad
    Mar 15, 2012 - 12:42PM

    @Ghalib….
    Ya I love flying castles too..!!

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  • Iram
    Mar 15, 2012 - 1:47PM

    Climax of the story, Nwaz and Shahbaz will beg apology from the nation.

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  • Truth
    Mar 15, 2012 - 2:41PM

    These both parties are bashing each other for taking money. Both parties leadership is corrupt and Imran is finally off the hook of establishment party. We dont care if he ends corruption in 90 days but we care he ends it.

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  • Khalid Alvi
    Mar 15, 2012 - 2:42PM

    It’s not Mushahid Hussain, rather Mushahidullah. He is a PML-N Senator while the former is a PML-Q senator

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  • Imran
    Mar 15, 2012 - 3:01PM

    This is all turning into a big circus. Everybody is suing everybody else, and the public remains in turmoil

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  • Ghalib
    Mar 15, 2012 - 3:12PM

    @zia ur rehman:
    Legends of Muk Muka

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  • Asif
    Mar 15, 2012 - 3:16PM

    This case is not come under suo notice. This case is related with crime and taking registered FIR against state criminals.

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  • Mar 15, 2012 - 3:32PM

    yeah lets see the drama

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  • PTI VOTER
    Mar 15, 2012 - 5:30PM

    @Ghalib:
    and SULTANS of a FIXED MATCH

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  • Hadi Ansari
    Mar 15, 2012 - 7:19PM

    A poor country dependent heavily on foreign aid/ loan is systematically robbed by politicians with impunity.Why an FIR is not registered for the crime ?
    Well we know nothing will come out of the half hearted effort.Soon there will be a counter charge by the accused,and everything will be swept under the carpet.

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  • Ilyad
    Mar 16, 2012 - 3:57AM

    I am amazed at how this system works, it is the same Mr. Malik who went out of his way in helping the Mian’s during the first BB era, when he was with FIA. And now this – what will be the settlement price? one wonders…..

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