Rehman Malik resigns from Senate

Malik says he wanted to resign as advisor too but had been stopped by the prime minister.


Sunara Nizami July 10, 2012

KARACHI: The Prime Minister’s Advisor on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik announced his resignation from the Senate on Tuesday.

Malik said that he wanted to resign from his current post as well but had been stopped by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

“I assure you that I don’t have any directorship, I have resigned from everything,” exclaimed Malik, adding that he had committed himself to Pakistan, its people and its politics.

“I have given a will to my family that if I die, I should be buried in Islamabad,” he said.

Commenting on media reports that he had agreed to mass deportation from the UK, Malik said, “No, categorically I deny. I am the one who stopped this; there will be no large scale deportations from the UK.”

Malik said that not more than 25 to 30 people would be deported and that too would be within a timeframe of two to three months, but added that the rest depended on the country’s immigration policy.

In this regard, he added that it would be better if things were verified with the respective embassies.

“If they have restrictions concerning student visas it is up to them. As far as we are concerned, we believe that Pakistanis who have gone abroad should not come back until they have completed legal formalities,” he said.

Malik asked people to not go abroad illegally, adding that it would be better if, instead, they stayed in Pakistan and worked for the betterment of the country.

Answering a question about the Inspector General (IG) Sindh post, Malik said, “It has been decided that Fayyaz Laghari will be the IG Sindh,” adding that he had tried to retain him as the Deputy General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), but it had been decided otherwise.

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COMMENTS (28)

Khalq e Khuda | 8 years ago | Reply

He will be re-elected, he officially surrendered his British nationality so he is now eligible for re-election like Jamshed Dasti. He pre-empted the Supreme Court and his case will now stand dismissed.

So no harm done and he will be getting re-elected soon.

Humanoid | 8 years ago | Reply

So he finally agreed that he has dual nationality! he should be prosecuted for lying in the court and punished for being a dual national while in office. Even if this ludicrous bill gets approved it is not going to save the dual nationals as the rulings are prospective not retrospective.

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