President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of PPP leader and former Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
He was 70 years old who is survived by his widow and two sons.
Malik, who had received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Karachi, served as the interior minister of the country from 2008 to 2013. He was one of the closest aides of former premier Benazir Bhutto.
The government of Pakistan had awarded him with one of the highest civilian awards in the country — Sitara-e-Shujat (the Star of Bravery) due to his services. He also received one of the most prestigious civil decorations — the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (the Order of Excellence) — from the state.
Commiserating with the bereaved family, they prayed for the departed soul.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain have also expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Rehman Malik.