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Pak SC suspends Rehman Malik's Senate membership for possessing dual citizenship

June 4, 2012 - Islamabad

The Pakistan Supreme Court has suspended the Senate membership of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

A three-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the dual nationality case and announced its interim order, reports The News.

Malik had claimed that he had forfeited his British citizenship but failed to provide sufficient documents to the SC.

The SC had also suspended the National Assembly membership of PPP MNA Farahnaz Ispahani in the same case earlier.

Apart from Farahnaz Ispahani and Rehman Malik, a new petition also names fourteen other parliamentarians and MPAs holding dual nationalities. These parliamentarians and lawmakers have also been issued notices by the SC.


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