Close Aide Of Benazir Bhutto, Rehman Malik Passes Away


ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party and former interior minister Senator Abdul Rehman Malik died in Islamabad in the wee hours of Wednesday. Malik was shifted to a private hospital in Islamabad on February 1 for treatment of a post-COVID lungs infection, according to his family.

  • Rehman Malik dies at 70
  • Malik was shifted to a private hospital this month, according to his family
  • Malik was undergoing treatment for corona virus complications at an I.C.U. in Islamabad hospital

Malik was born on December 12, 1951 in Sialkot. He graduated with a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Karachi in 1973. He served as the Interior Minister from March 25, 2008 until March 16, 2013. He was a lifelong member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, prior to his entry in to national politics, he had pursued a successful career in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as a special agent, eventually becoming the Additional Director General of the FIA in 1993 until 1996.

Malik played a key role in the investigation into the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto. In 2007, he faced criticism for his failure to protect the former prime minister when she was assassinated.

Malik is survived by wife Saeeda Malik and two sons, Ali Malik and Omar Malik. Omar Malik inducted in Sindh cabinet. He is a technocrat and graduated in Actuarial Science.


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