Rehman Malik asks SC to dispose of his dual nationality case

Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Affairs submits reply to SC.


Web Desk/azam Khan August 08, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (10)

Sadaf Jamal | 8 years ago | Reply 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..
DevilHunterX | 8 years ago | Reply

@Rick: You just got rickrolled!

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