Accountability court: Rehman Malik acquitted for want of evidence

I respect courts and have enough courage to face all the cases from opponents, says Malik


Our Correspondent April 23, 2015
I respect courts and have enough courage to face all the cases from opponents, says Malik. PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI:


An accountability court on Wednesday acquitted former interior minister Rehman Malik in two references of corruption.


Judge Sohail Nasir, while hearing the case, ruled in favour of the former federal minister for lack of evidence.


Malik’s lawyer argued that the reference made against his client was malicious.


An accountability court in 2004 awarded three-year imprisonment to Malik for taking two cars from a dealer as illegal gratification and in another case, illegally seizing jewellery and other valuables from the house of a citizen Hashim during a raid in Lahore.


Talking to the media after his appearance in the court Malik said he was implicated in false cases. “I respect courts and have enough courage to face all the cases from opponents,” he said.


An accountability court in 2004 had awarded three-year sentence to Rehman Malik and former assistant director FIA Sajjad Haider in absentia for illegally raiding the house of a citizen Hashim in Lahore in 1998 and siezing jewellery and other valuables.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2015. 

COMMENTS (6)

Ajamal | 6 years ago | Reply Rehman Malik is as clean as rest of the Pakistani elite.
Burki | 6 years ago | Reply Of course he is innocent of all crimes alleged against him. That's on par with well established system that protects all these powerful corrupt thugs. Zardari remained jailed for years, yet not a single reference against him could be proven in court. Nothing ever has been proven in a court against Gilani, Raja Rental, Chaudrys of Gujrat, Sharif borthers, Musharraf and so many other political elites. Yet the colorful stories of their corruption and financial scandals continue to make rounds in the news.
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