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Malik files papers for Senate

Published Jul 20, 2012 08:06pm


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Advisor to the Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik — Photo by APP/File

KARACHI: Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik submitted on Friday nomination papers for a Senate seat from Sindh.

The seat had fallen vacant when Mr Malik resigned from the upper house of parliament over the issue of dual nationality.

Friday was the last day for filing nominations and by the end of the office hours nobody else filed papers with Sindh’s Election Commissioner Sono Khan Baloch.

As per the election schedule, the nomination papers would be scrutinised on Monday and if the same were found in order Mr Malik would be declared elected unopposed.

Mr Malik’s name was proposed by MPAs Ghulam Mujaddid Isran, Muzaffar Ali Shajra and Muhammad Sajid, and seconded by Ayaz Soomro, Nargis N.D. Khan and Nadeem Bhutto. Accompanied by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Islamuddin Shaikh, Raza Haroon, Dr Saghir Ahmad and those who proposed and backed his nomination, Mr Malik went to the election commissioner’s office and submitted three nomination papers.

Talking to media persons later, Mr Malik said he had given up his British citizenship. “I have submitted a certificate issued by the British government in support of the proof that I am no more a British citizen.” — Habib Khan Ghori


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Comments (2) Closed

anwaar zeb Jul 21, 2012 07:34am
Only PPP has a wisdom to resolve its problems through politics.
amirjan Jul 21, 2012 08:39am
who is this guy?