Dual nationality case: SC rejects Rehman Malik’s documents

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 11:00:25 by



ISLAMABAD: During the hearing of the dual nationality case, the Supreme Court rejected the documents submitted by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The minister’s failure in satisfying the court by showing the receipt of the payment made to forgo his British citizenship may cause him to lose his membership in the National Assembly.

“You are showing us the form,” said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to the minister’s counsel, Chaudhry Azhar. “Show us the declaration renouncing his (British) citizenship.”

Earlier, Malik’s lawyer had failed to produce any evidence of Malik renouncing his British citizenship. He had submitted an affidavit before the court stating that he renounced his citizenship in 2008, but has failed to produce the required evidence.

The counsel had tried to shift the court’s attention towards technical issues of the documentation. The bench did not accept this and reaffirmed that all he had to do was show the receipt of the payment made to forgo the citizenship.

During the last hearing, the Supreme Court suspended the National Assembly membership of Farahnaz Ispahani, media adviser to President Asif Ali Zardari, for holding a US citizenship and warned Malik over the matter too.

Giving an extension to the interior minister as per his request to provide the receipt, the court had warned that if he failed to provide it, his membership as MNA would also be suspended on May 30.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi, who alleged that Rehman Malik held British nationality.



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Dual nationality case: SC rejects Rehman Malik’s documents

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 11:00:25 by



ISLAMABAD: During the hearing of the dual nationality case, the Supreme Court rejected the documents submitted by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The minister’s failure in satisfying the court by showing the receipt of the payment made to forgo his British citizenship may cause him to lose his membership in the National Assembly.

“You are showing us the form,” said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to the minister’s counsel, Chaudhry Azhar. “Show us the declaration renouncing his (British) citizenship.”

Earlier, Malik’s lawyer had failed to produce any evidence of Malik renouncing his British citizenship. He had submitted an affidavit before the court stating that he renounced his citizenship in 2008, but has failed to produce the required evidence.

The counsel had tried to shift the court’s attention towards technical issues of the documentation. The bench did not accept this and reaffirmed that all he had to do was show the receipt of the payment made to forgo the citizenship.

During the last hearing, the Supreme Court suspended the National Assembly membership of Farahnaz Ispahani, media adviser to President Asif Ali Zardari, for holding a US citizenship and warned Malik over the matter too.

Giving an extension to the interior minister as per his request to provide the receipt, the court had warned that if he failed to provide it, his membership as MNA would also be suspended on May 30.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi, who alleged that Rehman Malik held British nationality.



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