The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday suspended Senate membership of Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik in dual nationality case.
“The court orders are being ridiculed… Why required documents were not submitted to the court,” Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed in an interim order. The SC adjourned the case hearing till June 13.
The court has also terminated National Assembly membership of Farahnaz Isfahhani – the wife of Pakistan’s former ambassador in US, Hussain Haqqani in the same case.
On Monday, a list of 14 more parliamentarians having dual nationality was filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The list included names of Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh Deputy Chairman Senate, Sabir Baloch and other lawmakers. List of the names was submitted to the apex court on a new petition filed against 14 parliamentarians suspected for possessing dual nationality.
Malik Waheed Anjum filed the list before a three-member bench when it resumed hearing of the case.
Prominent TV anchor, Dr. Shahid Masood also filed a petition against Rehman Malik, stating that the minister was having UK nationality and the Britain had appointed him country’s honorary counselor in Niger, a republic in West Africa. Dr. Shahid Masood, through his plea, requested for being a party in the case. The court has sent notices to all the listed lawmakers.