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Dual nationality case: Malik rubbishes ‘accusations’ in reply to SC

Published Aug 08, 2012 09:24am


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Interior Minister Rehman Malik. - File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday submitted in the Supreme Court a reply in the case relating to his dual nationality, DawnNews reported.

Malik stated in the reply that he had renounced his British citizenship.

Along with his reply, the minister also submitted supporting documentation, including a certificate issued by concerned British lawyers.

The reply stated that he had renounced his British citizenship prior to his selection to the Senate and had been using his Pakistani passport to travel abroad since then. Therefore, he asserted, that the accusation of his keeping dual nationalities was unfounded.

He requested the apex court to dispose of the complaint registered against him.

It is pertinent to mention that Malik’s certificate of renouncing UK nationality is dated May 12, 2012.

During one of the hearings, the court had noted that Malik had started his proceedings to renounce his British citizenship on May 29, 2012.

On July 27, Malik was sworn in as federal minister shortly after his swearing in as a Senator the same day.

Earlier in July, Malik had been elected unopposed at a by-election for the same Senate seat which he had held prior to his June suspension over a charge of running for the Senate (in 2009) while still holding British citizenship.


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Comments (7) Closed

Syed Hamid Ahmed Aug 08, 2012 01:57pm
CJP questioned the loyalty to Pakistan of dual nationality holders,by filing a simple paper for receding one of the nationality, does loyalty is really confirmed? it is all drama to harass and malign the politicians., and grab power from them, why not apply the same principle to judges? why there are judges with dual nationality?
Guest UK Aug 08, 2012 10:04am
What a Country, what a nation!!!!, Sorry, not yet a nation, just a crowd of people. Now even Federal Ministers make documents in back dates and have the courage to show it to public as well.
Agha Ata Aug 08, 2012 12:29pm
If Mr. Malik was on any position in the government while holding British nationality, it was illegal for him to do so.
Syed Ahmed Aug 08, 2012 02:11pm
According to UK Border agency, it is not always possible to give up your British citizenship or nationality. However the family of the applicant will still remain British citizens. However hie is not absolved of the crime he already committed, that is contesting election knowing that he was ineligible for becoming Member of Parliament.
GoodNews Aug 08, 2012 04:27pm
Show to public? If this date is really forged then this is called heedlessness of the legal consequences and disrespect to everyone that malik has submitted a fake document in Supreme Court not to public or to any other courts of law.
Guest Aug 08, 2012 04:56pm
This person will not get a senate seat anywhere in the world. But Pakistan is a country where anythings can happen.
Humanity Aug 08, 2012 07:34pm
Many wrong doings will be public, once he is out of the Government.