Malik submits bail surety in dual nationality case
09 October, 2012
KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik submitted bail surety documents worth Rs 50, 000 before District and Session Judge Karachi (South) Hassan Feroze's court here on Monday.
He appeared before the court which had issued him notices for submission of surety till October 09. Malik appeared before the court under strict security measures, while his appearance was kept secret from media.
Malik submitted the surety in dual nationality case in which the Supreme Court (SC) had directed the Election Commission (EC) for legal action against those parliamentarians who misguided court in this regard.
According to SC directions, Provincial Election Commission (PEC) Sindh through its regional representatives Sir Syed Sher Afghan and regional election commissioner Tanvir Zaki filed an application pertaining to action against accused in the district and session judge's court.
In response to PEC application against Malik, Member National Assembly (MNA) Farah Naz Isphahani and Provincial Minister Nadia Gabol, the court issued bailable warrants on October 02, however, the court also directed them for submitting surety of Rs 50, 000 against bail before next hearing of the case on October 09.
Meanwhile, remaining accused Isphahani and Gabol did not submit their bail surety of Rs 50, 000 each till late hours on Monday.
It is pertinent to mention here that the election commission had stated in the application that three parliamentarians were facing a case over dual nationality before the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SPC). They had misguided the court regarding to their dual nationality, while the court gave verdict against all those parliamentarians who had misguided it on the issue fearing legal action against them, which is an offence. The commission prayed to the court to take further action against them.