During today’s hearing of Supreme Court’s case regarding Members of Parliament who possess dual nationalities, the Supreme Court rejected the documents submitted by Rehman Malik’s lawyer proving that he is not a UK citizen anymore, Aaj News reported.
The petition for this case was filed by Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi, who alleged that Rehman Malik possessed dual nationality.
Earlier, Rehman Malik’s lawyer, was asked to present the court with receipts of payments made in the process of revoking Malik’s British nationality, as evidence. The chief justice remarked that Malik’s counsel should present authentic documents of declaration renouncing the minister’s UK citizenship, instead of a fill out form.
A failure to produce the required evidence, might result in Rehman Malik loosing his membership from the National Assembly.
At the end of the hearing, after Malik’s counsel had made several attempts at proving to the court that the form was sufficient to prove his client is not a British citizen, but was reassured by the court that a show of receipt of the payment made to revoke his citizenship, would be considered as sufficient evidence.
On 25 May, the Supreme Court revoked Farah Naaz Isphani’s membership from the National Assembly on account of not disclosing her dual nationality status to the Election Commission.