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Rehman Malik’s Senate Membership Suspended

Pakistan News / Islamabad News > The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday suspended Senate membership of Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik in dual nationality case.

Rehman Malik’s Senate Membership Suspended

The apex court took the decision under Article 63-A of the Constitution after the minister failed to provide testimonials in favor of his claim regarding abandonment of British nationality.

“The court orders are being ridiculed… Why required documents were not submitted to the court,” Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed in an interim order.

The SC adjourned the case hearing till June 13.

The court has also terminated National Assembly membership of Farah Naz Isfahhani – the wife of Pakistan’s former ambassador in US, Hussain Haqqani in the same case.

On Monday, a list of 14 more parliamentarians having dual nationality was filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The list included names of Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh Deputy Chairman Senate, Sabir Baloch and other lawmakers.

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