Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has summoned a meeting of the full court on June 15 to decide upon a future course of action in his son’s case, Express News reported.
The chief justice has summoned all the judges of all registries to attend the 3 pm meeting on June 15. The apparent agenda of the meeting includes progress on rules of working committee, registration of advocates of record and fixation of cases.
Sources said that the meeting will review the current situation in light of the alleged corruption case involving Dr Arsalan Iftikhar and decide what direction the Supreme Court should adopt and what would be the role of the chief justice in the case.
Meanwhile, in a rejoinder to the allegations levelled by the real-estate tycoon, the Supreme Court registrar has clarified that the meetings Malik Riaz spoke about took place when Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was deposed.
In a telephone interview with Geo TV, Faqir Hussain confirmed that Justice Chaudhry and the Bahria Town magnate met twice or thrice after then-military ruler Pervez Musharraf had sacked dozens of judges of the superior judiciary, including Justice Chaudhry.
“I was also present in these meetings. But let me clarify that the chief justice did not meet with Malik Riaz after his restoration,” said Faqir Hussain.
He recalled that Riaz had insisted that Justice Chaudhry meet with President Asif Ali Zardari for his restoration – but the former declined, ‘deeming it inappropriate’.
The apex court registrar said that the real-estate magnate had also told Justice Chaudhry that he had brought two major political parties – the PML-N and PPP – on a single point to strengthen the democratic process and that he also wanted to mediate restoration of the judiciary.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2012.
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There were a quite a few who justified the bias, partisanship and one-sidedness of the CJ in political cases but how are they going to defend his alleged financial corruption?
Where are my comments?
Did MR look ill? I would say he looked fittest.
Army chief's brother is corrupt - do we ask Gen Kiani about his brother?? Why we are after CJ if his son did something wrong.
The Chief Justice had become aware about the dealing Dr Arsalan and Mr Riaz Malik months before if not earlier, taking the suo motu notice by the Chief Justice only after its extensive coverage on the electronic and print media. There are many TV anchors, trying hard to find for traces of the so called conspiracy against the Chief Justice. There should not be any doubt that gratification worth several hundred million rupees could be thrust upon Dr Arsalan Iftikhar against his free will. The allegations, against Dr Arsalan Iftikhar are very serious and are likely to have adverse effect on good reputation of the judges. The matter should entrusted to some competent investigating agency.
@saadkhan,did Yousaf Raza resign when his sons scandals broke? At least the CJ has recused himself from the case,not like the ex- PM who interfered in the investigation,removed investigation officers etc etc . As for Malik Riaz,he is one of the most corrupt people on the face of this earth ! Holding the Holy Quran in your hand doesn't make you a truthful person....people like him can swear on the Quran and lie for all they are worth ! He is the true scum of the earth .
Its a good decision by CJ to call a meeting comprising all supreme court judges.
What a timing to call such meeting. Its simply to influence his colleagues of the "Union of Judges" and get relief for him and his family.
Cheif justice should go on unpaid extended leave until this case is resolved if arslan is found guilty then he should resign and detach himself from judiciary because he shares responsibility of being negligent about his own sons corruption when he was attacking army and gov for their corruption if riaz is guilty he should be sent to jail for life and all his assets and that of his son and son inlaw should be confiscated
justice should be done no matter it involves what institute. Only then would we able to have a clean and just society.
Why were Registrar and the CJ meeting with Malik Riaz even before the restoration? Is the extension a way to reward him for his services and loyalty to the boss?
For match fixing?
Now he will ask for a '' Confidence Vote '' from his brother judges as he did before. There was no need for this showdown. All was happening under one roof. His immediate family members enjoyed all which was beyond their means. Strangely, head of the family never questioned them what is going on. It is better for him to resign voluntarily without creating any tsunami as was done before. He is no longer fit for the job.Brother judges must be allowed to look into this matter freely.
Its no secret that courts are the most corrupt in pakistan. Common people have to fight cases for decades in these courts. They are corrupt to the core. Their righteousness was falsely created by media and judiciary movement.It was bound to happen.......
The last pillar thought to be reasonably clean is unraveling as we speak. Now it is official - there isn't a pillar of society that is untainted ! True democracy at work!!
Memogate, Arsalangate and likes are the most imp issues in Pakistan and PCO SC. Full benches are going to work on these issues that any lower court or HC could easily do without much fanfare and populist statements. Finally the Memo Commission has given its report and the three HC CJ would be available to provide justice to their provinces. A rich foreigner Mansoor Ijaz and open enemy of Pakistan and army is star witness and prosecutor while Riaz is not credible. MI had enough credibility to go against a Pakistani govt official but in case of Arsalan even the transfer of hundreds of millions are not enough evidence.
Its good to know the real faces of the self righteous angels in this country.
This saga is bound to uncover a lot of background wheeling-dealing and the inner workings of multiple power centres within Pakistan. I am looking forward to the updates.
Rehman Malik, Shoaib Malik, Veena Malik & Now Riaz Malik, Aur Kitnay Malik ?