Malik Riaz a mere pawn of strategy that Zardari devised: Nisar

Published: June 14, 2012
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Nisar says, Riaz cannot even breathe without Zardari’s consent; has evidence that the case was planned. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

Nisar says, Riaz cannot even breathe without Zardari’s consent; has evidence that the case was planned. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali said on Thursday that Malik Riaz was “a mere pawn of a conspiracy devised by President Asif Ali Zardari.”

Riaz, the business tycoon, is responsible for initiating the financial impropriety case against chief justice’s son, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar. He had alleged that he spent about Rs349.5 million on Dr Iftikhar’s foreign tours, while gave Rs326 million in cash to him on different occasions.

Nisar said, “A person [Riaz] comes and creates a scene — somebody who should rather be behind the bars for his contradictory statements is inside and outside the court. He is a pawn. He cannot even breathe without Zardari’s consent.”

He said that he had evidence to prove this, but had not decided if he would reveal them.

“Nobody should have doubts that Riaz was launched in this conspiracy. It has been proven now.”

The opposition leader said that “no one feared the justice but Zardari and [Prime Minister Yousaf Raza] Gilani.”

He said that if Dr Iftikhar really had taken the money, then justice should be done to him and that it should be found out that who else has been taking money from him.

Nisar said that a decision-taking moment had come because the government had become “desperate” after being “incompetent” for a long period of time.

“Their character, their performance is now touching the limits of insanity,” he said. “They want to make a mockery of every institution.”

He appealed to the media, civil society and politicians that end dirty politics and asked the people to step up in order to guard institutions.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Acorn Guts
    Jun 14, 2012 - 3:25PM

    Proof?

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  • Z.Khan
    Jun 14, 2012 - 3:43PM

    And what about those allegations which Malik Riaz made against Ch Nisar? Can he be generous and bold enough to reply.

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  • ali
    Jun 14, 2012 - 4:07PM

    @ Acorn Guts: Who benefits most? You tell us?

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  • Hamid
    Jun 14, 2012 - 5:25PM

    @Acorn Guts
    One can clearly connect the chain and guess why Malik Riaz is in action and ready to die. PPP has nothing on stake as it has completed the required tenure. The party is going to opened its all guns to down the SC and it’s CJs who are to some extent trying for the rule of law in the country. Establishment is silent because “why kill when some one is dying with sugar tab”?. Businessmen, Political parties and establishment is on same page as their corruption was being exposed.
    The nation should pass through self catharsis in order to be vibrant and free from all diseases spread by the corrupt establishment, politicians, and businessmen who have the same Vedanta.

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  • Kazim
    Jun 14, 2012 - 6:24PM

    That is the sad part in our country that the Media Personnel have been sold out.

    If the media united against these tricks by the people in power then it would take a short while for Pakistan to get back on its feet

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  • sashayub
    Jun 14, 2012 - 7:51PM

    as yet, its clear both PTI and PML-N have been the real benificiaries of most orders passed by the CJP…….its clear Nisar has not refuted any of the allegations, because these are correct.

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  • Tajammal Waheed
    Jun 14, 2012 - 7:56PM

    All roads for this conspiracy lead to President/PM House.

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  • AnisAqeel
    Jun 15, 2012 - 12:08AM

    If so then Zardari is genius and you are dumb, follow his foot prints if you want success in your political career.

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:18AM

    Chaudhry Nisar: please enlighten me as to what have you been elected for and stop stating the obvious! Imran Khan might be an option or not but it is clear that Zardari plays PML-N like a fiddle! So just do us a favor and boycott the next elections cause you are useless to the core!

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  • Jun 15, 2012 - 4:33AM

    For six long months, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry of Pakistan knew that his son was on the take from a notorious property baron Malik Riaz Husain, and yet he did nothing to stop his son’s illegal activities. Mr. Chaudhry was too busy waging a much-needed jihad against corruption by other powerful individuals through his suo moto actions.

    Predictably, Mr. Chaudhry’s fellow judges are trying to silence the accuser by initiating contempt proceedings against him, a favorite tool of the current serving judges of the highest court in Pakistan to chill dissent. Other Chaudhry supporters are in denial. They are crying “conspiracy” to try and absolve him of a very serious lapse.

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  • Confused Paki
    Jun 15, 2012 - 10:46AM

    Why is it that all these leaders always claim to have devastating proof of critical national importance which they somehow are undecided about sharing with the public? Ever heard of OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE? What’s worse is that they proudly admit that this is exactly what they’re doing….openly blackmailing opponents and violating the law in several different ways. Chaudry Nisar is part of the hypocritical and self serving political class that needs to go.Recommend

  • Nasim
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:06PM

    The superduper PCO CJ’s son is suddenly rich, the CJ’s wife goes shopping in London with her son and the CJ has been told at least six months earlier that his son is accepting favor by Aitzaz and no Suo Moto, but then it shows up on you tube and overnight suo moto? Why does the PCO CJ not answer the questions asked by Riaz? Why the PCO has judges given a gag order to Riaz? Infact Chief Justice was never going to give verdict against Malik Riaz because he was afraid that Malik Riaz would unveil number of secrets of Chief Justice. Apart from CJP several media anchors were also afraid of because all these are fed by Malik Riaz.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 15, 2012 - 10:19PM

    I have one question…Malik Riaz is openly admitting he bribed CJ’s son…shouldn’t he be inquired about why he bribed and be punished for that.

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