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Senator A. Rehman Malik (Urdu: رحمان ملک ) (born 12 December 1951) is Pakistani politician, member of the Senate of Pakistan, and the current Interior Minister of Pakistan under the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani administration. He was upgraded to latter position from Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs and Narcotics Control after he was elected in the Senate of Pakistan. He took the oath as the federal minister on 27 April 2009. He has been the interior adviser since 27 March 2008.

Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. He later joined the Pakistan Peoples Party and was the trusted lieutenant and chief security officer (CSO) of Benazir Bhutto.

Rehman Malik was born in Dalowali Sialkot. He began his career as an immigration officer and protector of immigrants in Rawalapindi Office. All the recruiting agents knew him then. He became the top-man in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the mid 90’s. During 26 years of active service as an officer of FIA, he has held the post of Additional Director General of FIA besides heading various regional offices of the department such as Crime Zone Peshawar, Immigration, Interpol and National Security Cell. He had been associated with anti-terrorism and anti-money launching operations of FIA which have earned for him recognition by the international law enforcement community. He was bestowed with Sitara-e-Shujaat in 1995.

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