Rehman Malik’s counsel, Barrister Anwar Mansoor, on Thursday said that the Supreme Court had not disqualified his client through its verdict on the dual nationality case, adding that, it was up to Senate Chairman Nayyar Hussain Bukhari to decide on Malik’s membership.

Speaking to media representatives after the court’s verdict in the said case, Mansoor said Malik remained a senator as well as a minister, adding that, the court had forwarded the matter to the Senate’s chairman.

The Senate’s chairman would assess the legal requisites and implications and then decide on Malik’s membership, Mansoor said.

Responding to a question, the counsel said the decision pertaining to initiation of criminal proceedings against Malik would be taken by a concerned court.

On the occasion, Malik, who was accompanying his counsel, said he respected the decision of the Supreme Court.