ISLAMABAD: During the contempt of court hearing underway in the Supreme Court, Attorney General Ifran Qadir was removed as prosecutor and the registrar was directed to present a list of senior lawyers for naming a new prosecutor, Express News reported on Thursday.
Malik Riaz’s counsel, speaking to the media said that he had requested the court to name Dr Arsalan Iftikhar the prosecutor in the case.
A two member bench was hearing the case in the Supreme Court which has now been adjourned till October 9.
Earlier, the Supreme Court, adjourning the Malik Riaz contempt case till September 20, reserved its verdict on whether the attorney general can prosecute the case or not.
The court had asked the attorney general if he had represented Riaz earlier in any case to which the attorney general replied in affirmative.
The court had then asked him if he could prosecute this case fairly, to which the attorney general said that it was his right to do so.