Rehman Malik asks SC to dispose of his dual nationality case

Published: August 8, 2012

Advisor to Prime Minister on interior submits reply to SC. PHOTO: PID/ FILE

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik submitted his reply to the Supreme Court in the dual nationality case on Wednesday.

Malik, in his reply, has asked the apex court to dispose of the complaint registered against him. He said that his dual nationality case had stirred a controversy and that he had to resign as a senator because of it.

Malik had resigned from the Senate after the Supreme Court suspended his upper house membership. The court had ordered his suspension for allegedly running for the Senate in 2009 while still holding British citizenship.

The Constitution bars members of parliament from acquiring foreign nationality.

Documents that Malik had submitted to the court failed to convince judges that he had renounced his dual nationality before being elected.

Malik, however, was re-elected unopposed as a senator from Sindh on July 23 after the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) decided to again put up his name for a seat in the upper legislative house.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Silent Spectator
    Aug 8, 2012 - 3:59PM

    As they say in Urdu, ulta chor kotwal ko daantay.

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  • Fahim
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:00PM

    Whatever you do , you are in bad list of judiciary. They will bang you sooner or later

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  • ashraf javed
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:23PM

    He must be penalised for providing fake documents and cheating the court as well as constitution. His bosses and affiliates consider the membership supreme. shameful act

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  • Mirza
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:46PM

    Supreme Court should also dispose of Rehman Malik while they are at it.Recommend

  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:41PM

    @Mirza:
    He deserves.

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  • Rick
    Aug 9, 2012 - 12:58AM

    @Nasir Mahmood:
    @Mirza:
    @ashraf javed:
    Everybody is a criminal especially if they are elected and not a member of rightwing organization. The only people who are not criminals are those who have committed acts of high treason against the state and aided and abetted in it. This is called selective justice PCO style!

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  • Caramelized_Onion
    Aug 9, 2012 - 6:40AM

    Please dispose of Rehman Malik as well, he should go back to his favourite subway sandwich shop in on Edgware Rd, London wering bermuda shorts as he used to.

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  • Hamid Khan
    Aug 9, 2012 - 7:00AM

    Court should not spare this man. No body will care if he is eliminated,. He is good for nothing anyway.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Aug 9, 2012 - 9:43AM

    @Rick:
    You just got rickrolled!

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  • Sadaf Jamal
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:59PM

    Not too long ago, Moeen Qureshi and Shaukat Aziz, both holders of dual nationality, were prime ministers. Where was the Election Commission then? Granted that Moeen Qureshi was the caretaker prime minister who was flown in, and flew out once the job was done, but what about Shaukat Aziz who also flew in? The million-dollar question is why the Supreme Court has issued, at this point of time, a wake-up call to the Election Commission to examine papers thoroughly. Why now? It is a conspiracy to undermine democracy and let down millions of Pakistanis working abroad. It is an attempt to sow seed of hatred for those Pakistanis living and working abroad and contribute a lion share in the economy of this country by sending remittances of billions..Recommend

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