PPP senior leader Rehman Malik passes away at 70.


Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senior leader and former interior minister Rehman Malik passed away in the age of 70 on Wednesday morning after severely ill after contraction with coronavirus in Islamabad. He is survived by his widow and two sons.

According to his spokesperson Riaz Ali Turi confirmed the news on his official Twitter handle. “Deeply devasted to say that former interior minister, PPP’s senior leader Abdul Rehman Malik passed away,” he said.

Earlier this month, Malik was shifted to a private hospital, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treatment of lung complications, which he developed after contracting Covid-19.

Malik was a senator for the PPP and had served as the interior minister for the country from 2008 to 2013.

The news of the former minister’s demise going to public, politicians offer their condolences to the micro-blogging site.

PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif expressed his “condolences and profound sympathies to the bereaved family and the PPP leadership.”



PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari expressed grief and deep sorrow over Malik’s demise and said the former minister had “always practiced politics of honesty and principles.”

PPP senior leader Sherry Rehman also offered her condolences.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid also expressed sorrow over PPP senior leader Rehman’s demise.

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