Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Mailk prays at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyaa Islamic shrine in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec 16, 2012.  — Photo by AP/File
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Mailk prays at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyaa Islamic shrine in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec 16, 2012. — Photo by AP/File

KARACHI: A petition was filed against Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s tour of India, alleging illegal use of taxpayers’ money for the tour and for offering hospitality to the family of Sarabjit Singh at the Karachi registry of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

The petitioner has called for the recovery of the expenses incurred on Malik’s tour, stating that the funds utilised for the tour were spent from the national treasury and therefore, should be returned by the federal interior minister.

The petition also claimed that Malik caused great embarrassment to the people of Pakistan by announcing that visas would be granted to the family members of the jailed Indian spy, Sarabjit Singh, who is allegedly responsible for a large number of Pakistani deaths.

The petition added that the interior minister vowed to extend hospitality to Singh’s family, which was detrimental to national interests.

Moreover, the petition maintained the stance that the initiatives taken in India between the Indian delegation and Rehman Malik were illegal.

The petition requested the Supreme Court to try Rehman Malik for treason under Articles 5 and 6 of the Constitution.

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