Rehman Malik was rewarded in the second tenure of Benazir Bhutto when in FIA he played a pivotal role in handing over Ramzi Yousuf to the FBI of United States. Rehman Malik was made additional director of FIA by accelerated promotion and then he formulated and followed cases against Nawaz Sharif.
Rehman Malik wasn’t that lucky as he had to leave the country when Farooq Lehgari toppled the Benazir government. Then Rehman Malik played an instrumental role at two fronts. First, he helped Zardari a lot to launder the looted money and invest and secure it at different places in the world while washing all the leads. Secondly, he acted as a bridge between the FBI and the leadership of PPP.
Rehman Malik was more closed to Asif Ali Zardari from the onset. He knows all the origins and destinations of the plundered money which goes into high billions and he is the eye-witness and privy to so many secrets. He cannot be brushed away, and he cannot be ignored.
He is the most powerful man in the Pakistan People’s Party and even Zardari talks to him on issues in private. The way Rehman Malik acted after the failed attempt of extending the by-elections is in front of everyone. The callous, aloof, and stubborn attitude of Rehman Malik tells many stories about the authority hierarchy in the PPP.
It’s wrong that Rehman Malik is any friend or sympathy-monger towards the Pervez Musharraf. He does what he is told to do by the masters in Washington. That is why he is in London making sure that Zardari doesn’t budge or puke or defect.