ISLAMABAD: Senior PPP leader and former interior minister Rehman Malik passed away on Wednesday in Islamabad due to coronavirus-related complications. He was 70.
According to the details, Rehman Malik was shifted to a private clinic in Islamabad on February 1 for treatment of post-Covid lungs complications where he breathed his last on Wednesday.
According to sources, Rehman Malik had recently recovered from coronavirus but his health suddenly deteriorated on February 1 and was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.
Sources said that Rehman Malik has developed serious complications of the lungs due to coronavirus.
Rehman Malik served as the Interior Minister from being appointed on 25 March 2008 until 16 March 2013.
Earlier, from 2004 until 2007, he served as the chief of security of Benazir Bhutto and became a senior official of the central committee of the PPP.
He is survived by his widow and two sons
Rehman Malik was born on 12 December 1951 in Sialkot.
He obtained a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Karachi in 1973 and was awarded an honorary PhD from the same institution in 2012.
Prior to his entry in national politics, Malik had pursued a successful career in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as a special agent, eventually becoming the Additional Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency in 1993 until 1996.