The court suspended the membership of interior minister as a three member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry issued interim order over a petition filed by Akhtar Hussain Naqvi, a citizen of Karachi.
The SC said that Mr Rehman Malik had dual nationality when he contested Senate election. It said Malik was not illegible to contest Senate election.
After the SC verdict Mr Malik would no longer be eligible to retain interior ministry.
Meanwhile, media reports said UK’s interior ministry has accepted Rehman Malik’s request to cancel his nationality. According to the reports, the minister had filed the plea on Wednesday and the UK government immediate acted upon it.