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Rehman Malik re-elected as Pak senator

July 23, 2012 15:13 IST
Rehman Malik, advisor to Pakistan prime minister on interior affairs, was on Monday re-elected as a Senator from Sindh province in the wake of the suspension of his membership of Parliament by the Supreme Court for allegedly having British citizenship.

Malik resigned from the Senate or upper house of Parliament after the apex court suspended his membership. He filed nomination papers for re-election to the Senate last week and was elected unopposed as no parties fielded candidates against him.

The Sindh Election Commissioner issued a notification on Malik's re-election on Saturday after scrutinising his nomination papers.

Malik was elected to the same seat reserved for technocrats that had fallen vacant when he resigned from the upper house of parliament.

Malik was the interior minister when his membership of the Senate was suspended by the apex court after he failed to provide proof that he had renounced his British citizenship. He was subsequently made a senior advisor to the prime minister so that he could continue heading the interior ministry.

 

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