SC rejects Rehman Malik’s apology in Steel Mill case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme court on Monday has rejected the apology of Interior Minister Rehman Malik in alleged interference in Steel Mill case and ordered his indictment for contempt of court.

According to the statement from the apex court, the apology submitted by Malik was unsatisfactory and proceedings to indict him will commence after seven days (March 26).

Earlier Malik submitted a written apology to SC stating that he never meant to interfere in the court proceedings for the the corruption case of Pakistan Steel mill.

Rehman Malik’s involvement in the case began when he formulated a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) joint investigation team to investigate the Steel Mills corruption case. This step by the interior minister did not impress the apex court.

The Supreme Court issued a contempt of court notice to Interior Minister Rehman Malik for “unnecessary transfers” of officials conducting the probe, on December 17, 2009.