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Rehman Malik


About Rehman Malik

Rehman Malik is Pakistan's Interior Minister and the advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on internal matters.

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As Pakistan's Interior Minister

In October 2008, Malik announced that 14 likely suicide bombers along with their handlers are in governments custody.

On September 19, 2009, Pakistan's Interior Minister Malik rejected India's sixth dossier saying Pakistan wants more proof against Hafiz Saeed is not enough to arrest or prosecute in a court of law. During the month, he is picked to lead a high-level investigation team to Sri Lanka at the end of September to look into links that the Liberty attackers may have had with Tamil Tigers.

In October 09, he accused India of diverting the international communitys attention from the long pending Kashmir issue and the water dispute between both countries by raking up issues like the prosecution of Jamaat-ud-Daawa chief Hafiz Saeed.

Baloch insurgency

In March 2010, he said that once again blamed India for fanning insurgency in Balochistan, saying the federal government has undeniable evidence that New Delhi was involved in nefarious activities in the region bordering Afghanistan.

NAB Case

In January 2010, the Lahore High Court has extended Maliks bail till February 25, while rejecting his plea seeking permission to not to appear before the court in person in connection with two National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases.

2012 Visit to India

Rehman Malik will pay a three-day visit to India from December 14. He will sign the liberalized visa agreement between the two countries. Prior to visiting India, Rehman Malik will visit Turkey along with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

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Rehman Malik in News

India and Pakistan sign liberalized visa agreement
Several changes made in the visa regime allowing greater contacts between people and boost trade

Jundal Case: Pakistan rubbishes India's state actors role in 26/11 strike
The Pakistan Government on Wednesday dismissed India's charge of Pakistani state institutions being involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Pakistan promises full protection to U.S. diplomats
Pakistan has assured full protection to U.S. diplomats in Islamabad after a U.S. State Department report said there was a marked increase in U.S. diplomats being harassed by the country's security agencies.

Rehman Malik protests Afghan militant attack on Pak security personnel
Adviser to the prime minister on interior affairs, Rehman Malik has expressed his grievances to Afghanistan over the recent Afghan militant attack on Pakistani security personnel in the Upper Dir area.

'Imported' PM's will rule Pak if dual citizenship is allowed: SC
Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry, while hearing a dual nationality case, has said if parliamentarians were not prevented from holding dual nationality then the influx of 'imported' premiers would continue.

Rehman Malik to sue TV anchors for Rs 3 billion over dragging him into Arsalan case
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik has said that he will file for damages worth Rs 3 billion against all TV anchors who had dragged his name into the Arsalan Iftikhar case, and promised to quit politics if found guilty.

Government takes notice of Dera Ghazi Khan molestation case
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari taking notice of the alleged molestation of five girls at Fort Monroe in Dera Ghazi Khan, has directed the provincial government to submit a report on the incident immediately.

Malik's appointment as Advisor to PM challenged in Pak SC
A petition challenging the appointment of Rehman Malik, as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Interior, has been filed in the Pakistan Supreme Court.

Gilani appoints Malik Adviser to PM on Interior Affairs after SC Senate suspension order
Following the Supreme Court's decision to suspend Rehman Malik's membership in the Senate, the Pakistan government promptly decided to appoint him as the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs.

Pak SC suspends Rehman Malik's Senate membership for possessing dual citizenship
The Pakistan Supreme Court has suspended the Senate membership of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Pak Interior Minister Malik's UK nationality may remain unknown
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik's claim that he has given up his British nationality cannot be verified as the UK Home Office does not disclose data of its citizens to any person or functionary other than the concerned citizen.

I do not have British citizenship: Rehman Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has reiterated his claim that he does not have British citizenship.

Pak should stop retreating from brink when finalising agreements with India: Editorial
An editorial in a Pakistan daily, referring to the delay in signing of a new liberalised visa regime with India, has said it is time for Pakistan to move ahead and break the cycle of retreating from the brink whenever a silver lining is visible.

Pak's efforts to extradite Musharraf from UK hits roadblock over death sentence possibility
Pakistan's efforts to have former president Pervez Musharraf extradited from the UK are unlikely to come to fruition as he is facing the possibility of capital punishment in the home country, according to areport.

Ahead of protest march, Malik "requests" JI chief to be "less harsh" on Govt
The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has reportedly sent its representative to Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) headquarters in Mansoora with a request that the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) should avoid taking a tough stance against the government during the long march scheduled to take place on May 27, adding that the government will not create any hurdle in its march towards Islamabad.

No decision on NATO route yet, despite U.S. container crossing border: Rehman Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has clarified that the recent cross over of a few containers carrying items for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, from Pakistan into Afghanistan, took place under the Transit Trade Agreement between the two countries, and does not indicate the reopening of NATO supply routes.

'Rehman Malik is alien to Pakistan'
Lahore, May 18: The media coordinator of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has demanded the removal of Interior Minister Rehman Malik from the cabinet, dubbing him an 'alien' because of his controversial citizenship.

Home Minister expresses concern on Social Media sites being misused
Sushil Kumar Shinde conveys Eid wishes to Rehman Malik

India not interested in slanging match with Pak: Krishna
A day after Pakistan's Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik dismissed India's assertion of 'state support' to the terrorists behind 26/11 massacre, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday New Delhi does not want to get into any kind of slanging match with Islamabad, and added that there is a need to look at the brighter side.

Sarabjit is in good health, says Surjeet
Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who was officially released by Pakistan earlier today after languishing in jail for more than 30 years, on his arrival at the Wagah Border here, said Sarabjit Singh is fine mentally and physically.

Balochistan Minister dubs 'dubious' Malik as 'foreign agent'
A Balochistan Minister has branded Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik as a dubious person in the assembly session and questioned him over whether he is the Minister or a foreign agent.

Secret ISI letter shows Benazir Bhutto's murder was planned for Dec 21,2007
An Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) letter has revealed that the extremists groups related to terror group Al Qaeda had planned to assassinate former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto six days earlier than December 27, 2007, the day when she was killed.

Banned Sipah-e-Sahaba killers of Shahbaz Bhatti to be brought to book: Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said red warrants on Shahbaz Bhatti's killers have been issued, and they would be brought to book soon.

Musharraf must answer for Benazir assassination: Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said former Pakistan president Parvez Musharraf is answerable for former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination on December 27, 2008.

Zardari says Pak polls will be held on time
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the country's next general elections would be held on time.

Zardari is "fit" to join work in Pak next week: Shamsul Hassan
Pakistan's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Wajid Shamsul Hassan has said that President Asif Ali Zardari is "fit and will return to work next week."

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor denies reports of peace talks with militants
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar has denied reports of the government having "peace talks with any militant group."

Govt. won't hold peace talks with Pak Taliban until they surrender: Rehman Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the government would not hold talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) until terrorists surrender before the authorities.

Rehman Malik dismisses 'military coup threat' claims in absence of Zardari
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has dismissed rumours that a coup could overthrow the government, saying that unnamed "people" would foil any attempt to dislodge the president.

Rehman Malik condemns Karachi blast
Pakistan Interrior Minister Rehman Malik has condemned the blast in Karachi, asking the concerned officials to figure out if there is any similarity between the recent bomb blasts and Friday's incident.

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