ISLAMABAD While showing respect for the courts, Minister for Interior Rehman Malik on Monday said that he would tender his resignation if he was convicted in any case. Addressing a press conference, he lambasted all those who were criticising the Government, saying PPP was given mandate by the people of Pakistan so critics should respect that mandate. If they want to destabilise the democratic Government, they should use political means instead of hatching conspiracies against the Government, Malik added. To a query, he said that he was not an NRO beneficiary. I have already been acquitted in four out of six cases and the court will decide my fate in the remaining two cases as well, he informed. He said that he was not convicted in any case under normal criminal procedure, rather he was sentenced in absentia. The entire nation and media knows that the cases against me were politically motivated, he added. The Minister said that NRO was drafted by the dictator, General (Retd) Musharraf, not by PPP and all political parties and a number of bureaucrats had benefited from it but criticism at only PPP was beyond his understanding. He clarified his position with regard to his resignation and shifting of his family to London. Neither I tendered resignation nor Prime Minister asked me for the same. But a private TV channel aired my resignation news, which is condemnable, he said. Responding to a question, Malik said that he would file Rs one billion damage suit against a private TV channel for dissemination of false news regarding his resignation. As far as shifting of family to London is concerned, the other day my wife and son left for London as my son is studying at University of London and his varsity was reopened after holidays. But it is media which is framing that my family has shifted there, he said. Malik claimed that he had enough information to expose those who, according to him, were hatching conspiracies against the Government but he would not expose them as he believed in consensus. Earlier, while expressing dissatisfaction over American courts decision in Aafias case Pakistan has demanded of US to review the verdict. Government of Pakistan has invited Aafias lawyers and brother to visit Islamabad for consultation with government for gearing up efforts for the early release of Pakistani neurosurgeon. After a meeting, which was presided by Interior Minister Rehman Malik and attended by Interior and Foreign secretaries, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Law and Justice, Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan and Dr. Fouzia, sister of Dr Aafia, both Rehman Malik and Dr Fouzia, addressed a joint press conference on Monday. Rehman Malik informed that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui could not be brought back under Repatriation of Prisoners Treaty, as she didnt commit any crime in Pakistan. However, Pakistan is using all other channels for her repatriation. He said that government is doing everything in its power for the release of Dr Aafia. We are also deputing a senior Pakistani lawyer at Pakistans Embassy in Washington who will assist Aafias defending consuls, he added. Malik said that a team of lawyers belonging to International Justice Network (IJN) had been invited to Pakistan to consult regarding future course of action for the early release of Aafia. Brother of Aafia who is residing in America should also be accompanied with IJN visiting team, Malik suggested. He said that a special team headed by a senior official of FIA and having representatives of Karachi Police and renowned lawyer Bilal Sufi had been constituted which would collect all evidence regarding abduction of Dr Aafia. The team would examine record of airport departure, registration of FIR and statements of Afghan government. Pakistan is also approaching US authorities for making arrangements for meeting of Aafias brother with her in US, he said. To a query, he said that a few years ago, Islamabad had signed treaty with US for extradition of prisoners. But Aafia could not be brought back as she didnt commit any crime in Pakistan, interior Minister said. He said that an appealing letter would also be written to US president on behalf of Aafias family for her release. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Fouzia said she acknowledged the efforts of government but she would be satisfied only when her sister would be released.