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Rehman Malik

D.O.B 12 December 1951

Political Party Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)

Position Advisor

Rehman Malik
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Benazir Bhutto appointed Malik as the Additional Director-General of the FIA which then launched a secret war against the Islamist elements in Pakistan, which amounted to a direct attack on the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The Pakistani military was equally dismayed by reports of FIA contacts with the Israeli secret service, the Mossad, to investigate Islamist terrorists. The FIA leadership under Bhutto also angered Taliban supporters within the establishment, because they allowed the extradition of Ramzi Yousef to the US for trial on the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

One of the first acts of President Leghari after dismissing Benazir Bhutto on 5 November 1996 was to imprison Ghulam Asghar, head of the FIA, on non specified corruption charges, and Malik, Additional Director General of FIA, was also arrested. In 2011 Karachi University awarded him an honorary PhD. During his nine-year long exile in England, Malik obtained British citizenship. However, Malik stated that he gave up his British nationality in 2008 before holding public office.

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Rehman Malik Ramma Nai is a Pakistani politician and Intelligence officer, former member of the Senate of Pakistan, and the former Interior Minister of Pakistan under the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani administration. He was upgraded to latter position from Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs and Narcotics Control after he was elected in the Senate of Pakistan. He took the oath as the federal minister on 27 April 2009. His membership of the Senate, and so his position as Interior Minister, was suspended by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for holding dual nationality on 4 June 2012. He was born in Sialkot, Pakistan. He was Founder President of DM Digital Network with head office at Manchester, UK but he resigned after his appointment as Advisor/Minister to the Prime Minister for Interior. He has one only Brother Mr. Khalid Malik who is a successful businessman. He is a former bureaucrat who was also the security officer of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Benazir Bhutto appointed Rehman Malik as chief of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) which then launched a secret war against the Taliban supporters in Pakistan, which amounted to a direct attack on the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The FIA leadership under Bhutto also angered Taliban supporters because they allowed the extradition of Ramzi Yousef to the US for trial on the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. One of the first acts of President Farooq Leghari after dismissing Benazir Bhutto on 5 November 1996 was to imprison Rehman Malik, the Additional Director General FIA on unspecified corruption charges.In November 1998, Rehman Malik termed the termination of his service by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif an act of retaliation because of the 200-page report, which he had sent to then President Rafiq Tarar, disclosing large-scale corruption of Sharif family. Rehman emerged as the 'deal broker' in Benazir-Musharraf reconciliation talks in Abu Dhabi in July 2007, and replaced Makhdoom Amin Fahim as the most trusted political lieutenant of Benazir Bhutto. It was also reported in The News that after Rehman Malik took over the role of top adviser and broker of Benazir on important matters ranging from politics to business, Fahim seemed to have become an obsolete political commodity.

On 30 May 2012, Pakistan’s Supreme Court gave Rehman Malik a one-day deadline to prove that he has given up his British citizenship, in absence of which he would lose his membership of the senate. On 30 May 2012,a three member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhamamd Chaudhry, was hearing the dual nationality case, and observed that the documents presented by Malik’s counsel did not have the declaration of the Interior Minister renouncing his British citizenship. Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s application to renounce his British nationality has been accepted by the Home Office and he is no longer a British national. On 4 June 2012, Supreme Court of Pakistan suspended Rehman Malik's membership of Senate of Pakistan over dual nationality. A three member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the dual nationality case and announced its interim order.

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In November 1998, Malik termed the termination of his service by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif an “act of retaliation” because of the 200-page report, which he had sent to then President Rafiq Tarar, disclosing large-scale corruption of Sharif family.Malik then flied to London and made corruption accusation against the Sharif brothers. With the dismissal of the government of the PPP, Malik left the country and settled in the United Kingdom where he started his business and became a business tycoon. He assisted Benazir Bhutto during her exile, and he was the Chief of Security of Bhutto when she returned home in 2007.

Malik emerged as the deal broker in Benazir-Musharraf reconciliation talks in Abu Dhabi in July 2007, and replaced Makhdoom Amin Fahim as the most trusted political lieutenant of Benazir Bhutto. Fahim was Benazir’s aide since 2002, when he formed the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians and acted as the leader of PPP in the absence of Benazir and her husband Asif Ali Zardari. It was also reported in The News that after Malik took over the role of top “adviser and broker” of Benazir on important matters ranging from politics to business, Fahim seemed to have become an “obsolete political commodity.”

He was made an adviser on interior affairs and narcotics control to the PPP Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, with the status of Federal Minister. He was later upgraded as Interior Minister of Pakistan. Interior Minister Malik has offered a $1 million bounty for the capture of Ehsanullah Ehsan (Isanullah Isan), the Pakistani Taliban spokesman who had attempted to try and justify the shocking October 2012 attempted assassination (and further threats on the life) of the 14-year-old Pakistani female blogger Malala Yousufzai (Yousafzai), a native of the Mingora region of the Swat Valley who had campaigned for the human and educational rights of girls and women in Pakistan and beyond, to international acclaim (the Taliban claimed to have acted not because of her work for education, but mainly because she was a Western spy who had broken Sharia law by opposing the mujahedeen- now used as a term for the Taliban and related militant groups- in their ‘war’ against the West; Malala is being treated in England for her injuries, and the Taliban’s sources of motivation are disputed). Interior Minister Malik also offered a pardon to the Pakistani Taliban’s leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, if he fully renounced terrorism.

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