Suo motu action: CJ summons his son, AG and Malik Riaz today

Published: June 6, 2012
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CJ takes notice of rumours that his son received Rs300 to Rs400m, lavish foreign tours from the Bahria Town. PHOTO: FILE

CJ takes notice of rumours that his son received Rs300 to Rs400m, lavish foreign tours from the Bahria Town. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

In a case that could send shockwaves through the power corridors of Pakistan, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, while taking suo motu notice on reports of financial corruption against his own son, has summoned the attorney general of Pakistan, Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz and his son, Arsalan Chaudhry, to appear before the apex court.

Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took notice of rumours that had begun to appear on the media that his son had received Rs300 to Rs400 million and lavish foreign tours from the Bahria Town chairman in questionable ‘business deals’ – but why he had taken the money is unclear.

Some reports allege that Arsalan Chaudhry had taken the money and promised the business tycoon that all corruption cases against him would disappear.

Justice Chaudhry, while taking notice of the corruption allegation, summoned the attorney general to appear before the court, with the two alleged perpetrators. He asked them to appear in “open court at 9.30 am” with their replies and explanations.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2012.

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  • Umer
    Jun 6, 2012 - 8:48AM

    I wish my father was CJ too. I could get away with anything.

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  • Not me
    Jun 6, 2012 - 8:48AM

    Unfortunately this issue is blown out of context.
    His son may have entered into some business venture etc but if the same is legal as citizen of Pakistan he is entailed to enter into any legal trade or profession.

    Supreme Court is one institution that people of Pakistan trust and in fact this is their last hope. Do not spread false news- please

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  • Oopsie!
    Jun 6, 2012 - 8:52AM

    this can well be a new beginning for Pakistan. and if any favors given to his son, would be the beginning of an inevitable End!

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  • Tabish Bilgrami
    Jun 6, 2012 - 8:55AM

    Huh! a popular decision only………………….Recommend

  • Umer
    Jun 6, 2012 - 8:56AM

    Not guilty, my son.

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  • kapt slim
    Jun 6, 2012 - 8:57AM

    A brave step by Chief Justice. If he convicts his own son, he would be the best judge in our history filled with dishonesty.

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  • Truth_Prevails
    Jun 6, 2012 - 8:59AM

    Justice will prevail, Inshah Allah

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  • syed Imran
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:12AM

    Long Live the CJ, setting an example for the nation and more so for the rulers who are knee down in corruption along with their family members

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  • Sahibzada Shabir
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:13AM

    Great to know

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  • Seema
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:14AM

    Allah ki Lathi Be Awaz hot hy.
    PM Gilanis son is implicated in corruption cases, to get the PM, and CJ become party with other side, to punish him for not accepting him supreme authority, along with army.

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  • Nasir
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:21AM

    For those who think Court is biased to any specific political party.

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  • sane voice
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:27AM

    its the test of your justice………..Mr. chief justice

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  • A.S.K
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:27AM

    And that’s what we expect from him!

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  • Jun 6, 2012 - 9:31AM

    what do u call it? publicity stunt! ?

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  • Maher
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:35AM

    A very good and positive step…

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  • Lubna
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:35AM

    Whatever happens next, simply this move in itself is unprecedented in Pakistan. There is still some hope left.

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  • gp65
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:52AM

    @kapt slim: He should recuse himself from the case. There is a clear and evident conflict of interest when he sits on the bench. Now even if his son is acquitted because he is truly not guilty, people will always have a question mark.

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  • Reasoner
    Jun 6, 2012 - 9:54AM

    Justice Chaudhry must resign in order to prevail justice !

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  • salar Khan
    Jun 6, 2012 - 10:07AM

    Just God Bless CJ of Pakistan.

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  • SAJ!
    Jun 6, 2012 - 10:22AM

    This is going to be a historical decision…

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  • Jun 6, 2012 - 10:23AM

    CJ should not be hearing this case. He should step down and ask someone else to head the bench.

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  • Jibran Lodhi
    Jun 6, 2012 - 10:56AM

    setting example of khilafat times- the only honest man of the county…..chaudhry al iftikhar

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  • hope
    Jun 6, 2012 - 12:38PM

    CJ took many bold decisions but were never implemented by the corrupt rulers. Lets hope for the best.

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  • Jun 6, 2012 - 1:03PM

    attorney general has rightly objected on sitting of c.j. in his son’s case – but as according to plato ‘king makes no mistake’… matter went on……..

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  • Ali
    Jun 6, 2012 - 1:20PM

    Gilani is allegedly behind this conspiracy to take revenge of his own sons.
    Mr Arsalan, you have disappoimted us, your honesty should have been your contribution towards your father’s great cause

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  • B.Ally
    Jun 6, 2012 - 2:27PM

    Now the ball is in the court of CJ. Let him prove now that no one is beyond rule of law. This story does not seem to be baseless because corruption is rife all over.

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  • Rehan
    Jun 6, 2012 - 5:32PM

    Infact, this is a very sad news because our politicians aren’t only corrupt but also don’t have moral character. This’s very below the belt. For their sake, they have started this politics.

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  • Raza
    Jun 9, 2012 - 3:16AM

    This is the best example set by CJ. His decision to challenge any decision is a new way forward for justice. If Riaz Malik believes to be innocent he should be open and transparent into his dealings. We will find out who is behind this act and the real criminals. God Bless you CJ!

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