Interrupting the general debate on the new budget, the minister reacted angrily to criticism by an opposition member, Tahira Aurangzeb of the PML-N, who called for his removal from the cabinet on the basis of a Dawn report that described him as chairman of Rodcom Europe.
He said he had founded Rodcom when he was in exile in Britain, but left it before joining the present government and that, following his advice to his partner to wind it up, “that company does not exist now”.
The minister called for setting up a house committee to probe the matter and offered to resign from the cabinet as well as the Senate if the report involving him in the affair were proved correct. But he said those criticising him must also resign if the allegations against him were proved wrong.
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Rodcom Europe Limited was formed in 2001 with the intention of becoming a specialised VOIP company offering a limited number of high quality routes to a limited number of high quality customers.
Our early destinations were mainly to eastern Europe and Pakistan soon joined them when the VOIP licenses were first issued in 2003. The company's activities in Pakistan have grown to the level where we are now oone of the top 5 senders of Pakistan calls in Europe. We pride ourselves in working closely within our target countries to ensure we understand the maket and can offer our customers the highest possible levels of quality coupled with the lowest possible levels of price.
The company is very proud to have Dr A. Rehman Malik as Chairman of Rodcom Europe ltd and the company sits together with the others under his wing giving us a truly global profile, ranging from television and I.T. to security and ecological transport.
And funnily enough, when we try to access the Rodcom Europe page, this comes...