PTI's five questions for Malik Riaz

Published: June 15, 2012
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PTI seeks answers over the Dr Arsalan Iftikhar financial misappropriation case.

PTI seeks answers over the Dr Arsalan Iftikhar financial misappropriation case.

ISLAMABAD: As a storm gathers around the leaked video of off-air footage of a television talk show with real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf put forward five questions for the tycoon embroiled in a financial misappropriations to influence court cases.

Questioning the credibility of Malik Riaz’s claims, Information Secretary Shafqat Mahmood said: “It’s time that Malik Riaz should also answer some questions.”

Mahmood asked whether Riaz had met with President Asif Ali Zardari in the ‘darkness’ of the night before his press conference on June 12?

The PTI information secretary pressed whether Riaz had received instructions from President Zardari on what to say in the conference?

Why the tycoon, who claimed to have given money to politicians, judiciary, journalists, military officials and bureaucrats, disclose the names of the benefactors?

Mahmood further asked whose interests was Riaz pushing in this self admitted 2009 meetings with the Chief Justice of Pakistan in the midst of restoration of judiciary movement?

And why had the businessman, who claims to have been blackmailed, wait three years before disclosing details of the money allegedly spent on Dr Arsalan Iftikhar?

There can be no credibility of any of the claims made by Riaz till the questions are answered, Mahmood said. “We wait to hear your response.”

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Reader Comments (30)

  • zia
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:31PM

    Very important questions to be answered by Riaz .. Recommend

  • Mirza
    Jun 15, 2012 - 9:03PM

    CJ’s son receiving money 3 years ago is not imp. However, Swiss bank cases and others are most imp even after almost three decades? If Malik Riaz waited 3 years to disclose hundreds of millions he gave to the crown prince that makes him not credible. While these same judges did not decide a single case against the PPP leadership during more than a decade of Gen Mush’s and Sharif’s rule, yet they are credible. How long would we continue with our duplicity and double standards and find excuses to be unfair?Recommend

  • zia
    Jun 15, 2012 - 9:34PM

    @Mirza:
    It will continue, until the governments stops doing and supporting corrupt activities. :)

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  • Reza Ali
    Jun 15, 2012 - 10:09PM

    @zia:
    The government should stop, let the CJ continue!

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  • Ali
    Jun 15, 2012 - 10:17PM

    and again CJ has become a HERO. for nothing. We definitely need all the details about meetings between CJ and every other politician, tv channel owner, news paper owner, army general etc etc….

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 16, 2012 - 12:33AM

    Thanks but no thanks…. kettle calling a pot black.

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  • neltajohn
    Jun 16, 2012 - 12:50AM

    Why the CJ of Pakistan has not answered the three questions put to him by Malik Riaz?

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  • Jun 16, 2012 - 2:05AM

    plz add another question, who sponsered the minar e Pakistan ( Lahore ) jalsa ?

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  • Ali
    Jun 16, 2012 - 2:43AM

    @neltajohn:
    CJ is above LAW period

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Jun 16, 2012 - 2:48AM

    I am not defending the biggest land grabber of the history but I have one question to PTI. Where they were hiding when this drama was unfolding?

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  • Jun 16, 2012 - 3:17AM

    Thank You PTI for stating the obvious.

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  • zia
    Jun 16, 2012 - 3:54AM

    @farhan:
    People of Lahore sponsored the Minar E pakistan’s tsunami.. =D

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  • zia
    Jun 16, 2012 - 4:03AM

    @farhan:
    BTW, I like PMLn saying that “Riaz malik has been sponsoring PTI jalsas” because by saying this. they them self are contradicting their long standing rhetoric, ie “ISI is sponsoring PTI jalsas”…. I mean both ISI and Riaz malik cannot be supporting PTI together at the same time and in order to establish that both ISI and Riaz malik has been supporting together, PMLn has to come up with a new theory, like “Half of the amount for Jalsas was paid by riaz and other half was paid by the ISI”.. =D

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  • Asif khan
    Jun 16, 2012 - 5:14AM

    Zardari and Nawaz are quiet as they are equally involved. PPP and PML has given bad name to politics and tried best to bring judiciary to knees. Nawaz did it in a day light and Zardari is trying secretely. They are infact enemies of country. Their agenda is continuity of their black market and rule country by hook or by crook.

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  • Ordinary Villager
    Jun 16, 2012 - 5:57AM

    And my Question to PTI is that What is Mian Amir doing in PTI who is a owner of Dunya News and also he is an Advisor of Imran Khan and a senior member of PTI???

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  • Faizan
    Jun 16, 2012 - 9:51AM

    @farhan

    This has been confirmed that Malik Riaz supported Aashinana housing scheme, a political waste of wealth by Shehbaz Sharif. When it was going to be inaugurated, we saw dozens of full to half page lengths ads in newspapers, with Adolf Hitler-like pictures of Shehbaz Sharif claiming all the good in this world.

    Why did they not disclose that it was Bahria town which sponsored their political campaign?

    AS for Lahore Jalsa, people like me donated!! I am a student and a salaried person. I and my friends and colleagues and family donate to PTI. And we donated for Pindi jalsa.

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  • Iram
    Jun 16, 2012 - 10:00AM

    May i ask five questions from CJ?

    1- How does a person preach the lesson of morality in the country or world failed to teach this lesson to his family?

    2- Did you skip or overlook, when Arslan life style was upgrading?

    3- Did Aitzaz tell the story of Arsaln’s corruption six months before?

    4- Have you discussed this issue with Arslan before sue moto action?

    5- Will you ask Arslan about abnormal growth of his business (900 million)?

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  • zia
    Jun 16, 2012 - 10:19AM

    @Ordinary Villager:
    NO mian amir is not. It is Mian Mehmood ul rasheed, who is a president of Lahore division of PTI… Mian amir was a mayor of Lahore during the times of Mush.. He has nothing to do with the PTi or Chairman khan.. :)

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  • Sajid Mahmood Awan
    Jun 16, 2012 - 11:51AM

    If we think collectively and without any discrimination, then I can say without an iota of doubt that we will never play in an unknown’s hands. We will decide ourselves as what to do and what’s not for us and for our Pakistan. To get united under the umbrella of Pakistan, we will have to leave behind the words “I, MY, ME ” in favour of “WE, OUR, US”. We will have to be selfless. Selfishness has made us very weak. Selflessness will make us stronger as a Nation. Recommend

  • umais
    Jun 16, 2012 - 5:14PM

    I don’t understand some of the people here, .
    In this country FULL of corruption , what’s wrong if cj son took
    Some 34 crores and that money was given to him by LAND MAFIA owner,

    What about those billions of dollars owned by Pakistan stolen by politicians
    They have taken this money out of our country.
    They own estates of land in England,
    Stolen our Pakistani billions of dollars instead some
    34 crore Rupees,
    No comparison

    IT SHOWS HOW EASILY WE AS A NATION CAN BE DISTRACTED
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  • LionOfPunjab
    Jun 17, 2012 - 6:12AM

    The sixth question for malik riaz:
    Who paid for the PTI jalsas in lahore and pindi? Where are all the plastic chairs?(one more Q :))

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  • Fazal
    Jun 17, 2012 - 7:17PM

    @Iram
    How many young sons in our society disclose their secrets to their fathers?
    Do you share your every secret to your parents?
    CJ is in Islamabad and Arsalan was doing business in Lahore. I am not defending Arsalan, he may be involved but you can not question CJ’s character?
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  • LoveSC
    Jun 17, 2012 - 7:24PM

    May i ask five questions from CJ?

    1- How does a person preach the lesson of morality in the country or world failed to teach this lesson to his family?
    Ans: We have seen many clean people who were cheated by their sons. You need to look at the history, then you will know the story. So take some time from you busy life, and search out for examples, you will know the reality and truth.
    2- Did you skip or overlook, when Arslan life style was upgrading?
    Ans: CJ is working in Islamabad. He daily works for more than 14-15 hours while Arslan’s business is in Lahore. We don’t know how the relations are good between CJ and his son. It is a family matter, just look at our society and then think, you will get the answer.

    3- Did Aitzaz tell the story of Arsaln’s corruption six months before?
    Ans: If he even he told him, but there was no proof as Aitzaz admitted.

    4- Have you discussed this issue with Arslan before sue moto action?
    Ans: Just look at the suo moto, it is an examplry step. Even your PM did not do that.
    5- Will you ask Arslan about abn….
    Ans: Now the matter is with government, it will decide how to investigate the matter not CJ.

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  • EWQ
    Jun 19, 2012 - 4:20AM

    info is wrong. He lives with his father in ISB.

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  • amer nadeem
    Jun 20, 2012 - 9:21AM

    Riaz Malik has done what agenda was given to him, however the tables were turned, yet we must stand for fair inquiry against Arslan Iftikhar, it seems something is went wrong on Arslan side though trapped, if he has taken any money or benefit in the name of his father, he must be brought to the book………

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  • Aftab
    Jun 21, 2012 - 12:27PM

    Vote for Imran Khan to save this country

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  • Shahzad
    Jun 28, 2012 - 1:29PM

    Imran Khan has posed questions to Malik Riaz when he is not allowed to speak to the media (ordered by the supreme court). It’s funny how stupid the people in PTI are. How can he respond when the supreme court has told him to shut up.

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  • Imran
    Jun 28, 2012 - 3:37PM

    If the SC is really so efficient then howcome they havent managed to hear the Asghar Khan Petition. The higher judiciary is still one of the better institutions of Pakistan compared to others, however, double standards still prevail.

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  • Karachiwala1
    Jun 28, 2012 - 4:17PM

    @Ordinary Villager: You are misleading people! Main Amir has nothing to do with PTI. I just have one question for you: WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS TELLING LIES?

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  • Kamran
    Jun 29, 2012 - 3:15PM

    Malik Risz has no credibility and character to declare himself as a social worker. HE is a well known land grabber evident to all PAkistanis.

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