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Former interior minister Rehman Malik passes away


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ISLAMABAD:- Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former interior minister Rehman Malik died in Islamabad in the wee hours of Wednesday at the age of 70.

As per details, Rehman Malik was shifted to a private clinic in Islamabad on February 1 for treatment of post-Covid lungs complications where he breathed his last on Wednesday.

According to sources, Rehman Malik had recently recovered from coronavirus but his health suddenly deteriorated on February 1 and was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. Sources said that Rehman Malik has developed serious complications of the lungs due to coronavirus.

Rehman Malik served as the Interior Minister from being appointed on 25 March 2008 until 16 March 2013. Earlier, from 2004 until 2007, he served as the chief of security of Benazir Bhutto and became senior official of the central committee of the PPP.

Rehman Malik was born 12 December 1951 in Sialkot. Prior to his entry in national politics, Malik had pursued a successful career in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as a special agent, eventually becoming the Additional Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency in 1993 until 1996.

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