Supreme Court verdict over former Interior Minister Rehman Malik petition against IHC verdict

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Supreme Court verdict over former Interior Minister Rehman Malik petition against IHC verdict

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday rejected former Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s petition against Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprised Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed, heard the case and maintained IHC’s decision regarding forwarding of American citizen Cynthia Ritchi’s matter regarding Rehman Malik to the Justice for Peace.

During the course of proceedings, Advocate General Islamabad Niaz Ullah Niazi said case should be registered against the petitioner.

Advocate Latif Khosa counsel for Rehman Malik said Cynthia came to Pakistan in 2010 and now her visa had expired.

Justice Yahya Afridi said the court did not want to intervene over the matter. He said the high court did not order registration of the FIR over the matter.

Justice Qazi Amin said the court could disposed of the petition with direction that the case should be heard on merit without coming under pressure of the high court decision.