Tribune’s Gamechangers 2011: Rehman Malik

Fighting battles from terrorism to media wars.


Express January 13, 2012

The man most comfortable, and most frequently seen in the eye of the storm, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has been unwavering in his ability to take criticism from all fronts (including his own party members) and continue to perform his duties.

From negotiations with the MQM during the heights of Karachi violence, to churning out almost-daily policy statements, reviews and overviews on terrorism, national security and politics, 2011 has seen Malik feature on TV perhaps more so than any other personality. His role in engaging the media circus on the government front would alone put him at the forefront of defining this year, but additionally, Malik was also awarded an honorary doctorate degree for peace by The University of Karachi for his “matchless services to the country in the war on terror and particularly in restoring peace to citizens of Karachi.”

Quote of the year: “They were dressed like Star Wars characters.”

(In reference to terrorists who attacked the PNS Mehran Base)

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