The curious citizenship case of Pak Interior Minister Rehman Malik

Believe or not Rehman Malik has been suspended yesterday from the Pakistan Senate by the Supreme Court of Pakistan because he has failed to prove that he had renounced his British citizenship in 2008 prior to contesting the Senate elections. Apparently he has failed to provide a declaration from the UK Border Agency stating that he, Rehman Malik, had renounced his British citizenship in 2008.

My guess is that he cannot provide the declaration because he was a British citizen when he contested the senate elections in Pakistan.


It seems that many Pakistan Ministers have dual nationality…kind of United Nations in that country…
The Supreme Court also issued notices yesterday to 14 other parliamentarians, including Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and senior PML-N leader Khwaja Asif, who have dual nationality. Earlier, the Supreme Court had suspended the membership of Parliament of Farahnaz Ispahani, the media advisor to President Asif Ali Zardari, for holding US citizenship.

Pakistan has a multinational government…hahahahaha…