Jun 04

Dual-nationality: SC suspends Malik’s Senate membership

SC has suspended the membership of Rehman Malik till the verdict in dual nationality case.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the case pertaining to the dual nationality of parliamentarians.

During the hearing, the bench said that the membership has been suspended since interior minister Rehman Malik failed to provide documents subjected to his abandonment of UK citizenship.

The bench further stated that the senate membership of Rehman Malik will remain suspended till the verdict in the case.

Rehman Malik will not be able to hold the post of Interior Minister till the suspension of his membership.

The Supreme Court also issued notices to thirteen other parliamentarians including Hafeez Sheikh, Sabir Baloch, Nadia Gabol and Khawaja Asif for holding dual nationality.