While dual nationality case against the advisor to Prime Minister on interior Rehman Malik, is already pending before the Supreme Court, another petition has been filed challenging his new election as senator.
Petitioner Syed Iqbal Kazmi raised three objections against his new election and made election commission, federal government and Rehman Malik respondents in this petition.
He took-up the matter of fee, Rehman Malik had claimed to have submitted with his application to renounce his British nationality back in 2008.
In his affidavit Malik reportedly claimed that he had submitted fee of 385 pounds to British home office while actually the fee at that time was 225 British pounds. By submitting a false statement he has committed perjury, the petitioner said.
The second objection raised by the petitioner is related to citizenship act of Pakistan under which a person if renounces his Pakistani citizenship cannot reclaim it unless he applies.
According to petitioner, Malik has not come up with any evidence that proves that he again applied for Pakistani citizenship. He quoted relevant clauses of Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2012.
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