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.

Apr 23

PPP, MQM, ANP involved in extortion: Malik

Karachi: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the Pakistan People’sParty (PPP),the Awami National Party (ANP) and some other parties were involved in the extortion in Karachi.Rahman Malik
He was speaking to media at the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, on Monday.

Replying a query regarding law and order situation in Karachi, the minister said that arms were being smuggled in the city through Hub area.

Malik criticized the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz for opposing composition of probe body formed to investigate deadly air crash that killed 127 people near Islamabad.

The minister said that opposition leader Chaduhry Nisar Ali Khan was raising objection due to inclusion of a PCO judge in probe committee but there weer several PCO judges working in the country.

He said that the Bhoja Airline was awarded license during Nawaz Sharfi government.

Malik said that Air Blue was owned by a PML-N member Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

He said that investigation report into Air Blue crash was made public and it would be made again.