Dual Nationality: SC asks Malik to produce renunciation certificate

The chief justice directed authorities to issue notices again to parliamentarians holding dual citizenship.

Our Correspondent September 13, 2012


Interior Minister Rehman Malik seems to be in hot water again over his alleged dual nationality status.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Malik’s counsel to produce the renunciation certificate issued by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and sought a fresh record of his election as a senator from the Election Commission of Pakistan by October 2.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry questioned Malik had been elected on the new renunciation certificate.

The minister’s counsel Anwar Mansoor told the bench that Malik ceased to be a British citizen after May 29 this year. He added his client had applied for the renunciation of his UK citizenship on April 25, 2008, but the UKBA did not immediately respond. The CJ asked him if he didn’t find it strange that his client paid the required fee for it this year.

The chief justice directed authorities to issue notices again to parliamentarians holding dual citizenship, but who have not appeared before the court so far.

The case was adjourned till October 2.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2012.


Shahid | 9 years ago | Reply Most likely this milk men will submit false renunciation certificate like he always did.
Truth Bites | 9 years ago | Reply

He resigned - changed the law - got him relected once again under new law! now why hed has to do all this if he really had surrendered UK citizenship?

Even he surrender citizenship, He will still have indefinite visa to live in UK, and regain nationality by spending a year again in UK! But given his and his master nature, they will love to put courts efforts down!

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