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Profile of Rehman Malik.

ISLAMABAD, 27 April, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Currently Rehman Malik enjoys the position of Adviser/Minister for Interior since March 2008 according to which he oversees the functions of FIA, Immigration & Passports, NADRA, Pakistan Rangers, Frontier Constabulary, Frontier Corps, Islamabad Police, National Police Bureau, National Police Academy, Pakistan Coast Guards, National Crisis Management Cell and other civil armed forces. Being a senior member of the Central Executive Committee of PPP he enjoys the reputation of having worked for decades with Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto assisting her as political advisor besides assisting here in various political meetings both abroad and at home. Rehman Malik has attended all political parties of SAARC meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in 2004, chaired by Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto as PPP chairperson, and has represented PPP on behalf of Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto in various political seminars and head of states world wide, besides being a visiting lecturer in National Defence University, Islamabad. While in UK since 1998, he ran a number of companies in the field of security, food, oil and telecommunication business. He established and successfully operated a Security consultancy firm in UK namely SHAFFAF LIMITED, duly registered in UK, to provide consultancy in the field of security, anti-terrorism, Aviation security, bank frauds, money laundering and assets tracing worldwide which attained international recognition. He also provided consultancy to number of multinational companies, banks and financial institutions for due diligence and security related matters and advised them on criminal matters which has further enhanced his experience in the field of security at the international level, besides appearing in a number of TV shows and independent programmes as an expert on war on terror after 9/11 and assumed advisory role for various institutions on the security matters. He started his civil service career in 1973 and worked in various capacities in Bureau of Emigration, Government of Pakistan, where he was responsible to implement Emigration Ordinance 1979 and Rules there under, which helped give good exposure to effectively implement and enforce the relevant laws and rules at various levels. He was posted as In charge of FIA/Interpol & Deputy Director/FIA in 1987 and for dealing with white collar crimes and their monitoring worldwide and interaction with worldwide police establishments and intelligence agencies , while later on he was also posted as Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Interior in 1989 where he held the post of Chairman/Secretary of Key Points of entire Pakistan for one year. Later he was posted as Director FIA Headquarters & Principal Staff Officer to the DG/FIA in 1989 as well as Director/Coordination in FIA with the Prime Minister office. In this capacity, he dealt with the inquiries/criminal cases under Official Secret Act, drugs and Narcotics laws etc and made number of visits abroad for the purpose. He was also posted as Director/Head of FIA Frontier province/FATA & Northern Areas in 1992 where he remained posted for one year. During this period, underwent NIPA course and acted as Chairman of his Group. While posted as Head of FIA Frontier province, he busted numerous gangs involved in counterfeiting of Pakistani 1000 Bill notes and US Super Dollar Note (perfect forgery of US dollars) by risking the life. In recognition of his professional and fearless services and investigation of cases of international ramifications, the Government of Pakistan awarded and decorated him with Sitara-e-Shujaat Gallantry in 1995 In 1993, he was posted as Director FIA, Immigration & Anti-Smuggling at FIA Headquarters and earned international recognitions for curbing illegal emigration from Pakistan to Europe and USA, having the distinction of computerizing the immigration data. In1995, he was elevated to the post of Additional Director General of FIA in with responsibility for administration and monitoring of the working of Immigration & Anti Smuggling and White Collar crimes, and was also responsible for Anti-Terrorism operations in Pakistan. All the operations are now a matter of public record. He also officiated as Director General/FIA. He also has Arrests of a number of Afro-Arab militants from Pakistan including Abdul Rehman Khaddar etc., to his credits and took legal action. Operations under his command were conducted which resulted in the arrest of Yousuf Ramzi and other terrorists like Khalid Sheikh, Zahid Al-Sheikh and Aymen Zawahari being identified. His investigative and operational achievements have been reported in various national and international journals. A book on his anti-terrorism operations and interrogation stories was written under the name of The New Jackals by Mr. Simon Reeve. A post 9/11Hollywood film under the name of Path to 9/11 (available on internet) based on his investigative work was televised both in USA and by BBC, UK, in which famous Hollywood actor Mr. Art Malik played his role in the film. There are number of international media reports highlighting his work in the field of anti-terrorism and money-laundering which are available on the internet , while internet based search engines display round 1.43 million internet results on him. His anti- money laundering operations are reported in various international publications, and his investigative work has become leading model in LEAs institutions. He has Investigated a number of money laundering related cases against the senior bureaucrats and politicians. BBC produced a documentary under the title of Pak Lane to Ilford for a famous programme called Corruption based on his investigation report. Panorama programme of BBC has also done programme on his expertise. He also had the honor to represent Pakistan either as head of the delegation or a member of the delegation at various international forums, and also represented Pakistan in SAARC Meeting of Experts on the implementation of the SAARC Regional Convention on SUPPRESSION OF TERRORISM, Colombo, Sri-Lanka in 1990. He has also earned a Fellowship in the field of INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION from University of Philippines in 1998 under ILO-UNO Programme, while being President of DM Digital World TV Limited UK, gained rich experience in the media and telecommunication (resigned since the elevation as Advisor/Minister for Interior). He gained 26 years of mid-management and high management in law enforcement and additional exposure of 9 years in the same field and security matters enriched him with vast experience of security and anti-terrorism, anti money-laundering both local and at international level. His expertise in the field is based on his 35 years of rich experience. He was elected as Senator unopposed from Sindh Province.

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Date:Apr 27, 2009
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