The first death anniversary of former Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik will be observed on Thursday
The first death anniversary of former Interior Minister and senior leader of People’s Party, Senator Abdul Rehman Malik will be observed with utmost devotion and respect at his residence in Islamabad on Thursday, February 23, 2023. His sons, Ali Rehman Malik and Umar Rehman Malik have requested their late father’s friends and well-wishers to join Quran Khawani, and those who cannot attend, recite Surah Fateha for his soul.
Former Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik died last year due to complications of Corona virus in a private hospital and was laid to rest in Islamabad. He was born on 12th December 1951 in Sialkot and after completing his early education he obtained MSc Statistics degree with distinction from University of Karachi.
As a government officer he held important positions including Director General of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and for his unmatched services to the country and its people, the Government of Pakistan conferred on him the prestigious civil award, Sitara-e-Shujaat (Gallantry). He was among the trusted and loyal associates of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and accompanied her in exile and stayed with her during the difficult times of exile and assisted her in all her political affairs.
The historic Charter of Democracy between Pakistan PPP and PMLN was signed at the residence of late Rehman Malik in London, in which he had played a very important role. He raised his voice against terrorism throughout his life and fought the war against terrorism on the frontline as the Interior Minister. He fought for the Kashmir cause at every national and international forum and played key role in persuading FATF to remove Pakistan from the greylist.
Late Rehman Malik also had the honor of holding the post of Federal Interior Minister for the longest time in the history of Pakistan. He has also been the Chairman of several important Senate Standing Committees including the Senate Standing Committee on Interior twice.
The Government of Pakistan has awarded him Nishan-e-Imtiaz and University of Karachi awarded him an honorary degree of Ph.D.
Late Rehman Malik was the author of six books including Modi War Doctrine, Bleeding Kashmir, ISIS The Rising Monster Worldwide, Top 100 Investigations and a book on Corona Virus. With a further book, How I Saw It, to be released posthumously.
Later, he also founded the ‘Institute of Research and Reforms’ (IRR) which is currently headed by his elder son Ali Rehman Malik who is carrying forward his late father’s legacy. The institution is not only delivering its services in reforms of legislations and research but also helping the humanity in crisis.